Abstract

[Introduction] The murids of the Broom Cave Fauna were dealt with in the first of a series of reports planned to cover the mammals of this Late Pleistocene deposit in the Wombeyan Caves area of New South Wales (Schram & Turnbull, 1970). The fauna is contained in a breccia derived in large part from an accumulation of regurgitated owl pellets. Continuing this series, we now consider the two pygmy possums in the Broom fauna: Cercartetus nanus and Cercartetus lepidus. Study of these species has involved us with the definition of the genus Cercartetus as advanced by Wakefield (1963). Consequently we put forth some observations relating to this delineation along with an analysis of certain dental patterns of the members of this group.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Turnbull and Schram, 1973, Rec. Aust. Mus. 28(19): 437–464
Author
William D. Turnbull; F. R. Schram
Year
1973
Title
Broom Cave Cercartetus: with observations on pygmy possum dental morphology, variation, and taxonomy
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
28
Issue
19
Start Page
437
End Page
464
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.28.1973.404
Language
English
Plates
plates 25–31
Date Published
10 December 1973
Cover Date
10 December 1973
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
03 February 2009
Available Online
03 March 2009
Reference Number
404
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