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1 September 2009 Diprotodontid Footprints from the Pliocene of Central Australia
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The first Pliocene marsupial fossil trackways from Australia are described. The trackways, attributed to Euowenia grata (De Vis) (Diprotodontoidea, Marsupialia), occur in the middle Pliocene Tirari Formation, Warburton River, northern South Australia. The trackways were formed as the animals made their way across a soft claypan. Pad impressions, subsequently infilled by a gypsum-cemented clay, indicate how weight was distributed within the pes.

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Aaron Camens and Rod Wells "Diprotodontid Footprints from the Pliocene of Central Australia," Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(3), (1 September 2009). https://doi.org/10.1671/039.029.0316
Received: 1 October 2007; Accepted: 1 November 2008; Published: 1 September 2009
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