TABLE 1. Comparative measurements (in mm) of Miminipossum notioplanetes sp. nov. specimens from the Two Trees (Queensland) and Kutjamarpu (South Australia) Local Faunas.

  Length M1 Maximum width M1 Maximum height M 1
QM F57950 1.95 1.47 1.97
SAM P49184 1.94 1.45 1.85
  Length P3 Maximum width P3 Dent. depth below M1
QM 57590 1.63 1.42 3.95
SAM P49184 1.55 1.44 4.10
  Length P2 Maximum width P2  
QM 57590 1.01 0.81  

 

TABLE 2. Mammal species shared between the Kutjamarpu Local Fauna of central Australia and faunal assemblages in Riversleigh Faunal Zones. Faunal Zone A (FZ A) = Late Oligocene. Faunal Zone B (FZ B) = Early Miocene. Faunal Zone C (FZ C) = Middle Miocene. Faunal Zone D (FZ D = late Middle or early Late Miocene.

Taxon FZ A FZ B FZ C FZ D
Litokoala kutjamarpensis + +
Neohelos tirarensis + + +
Wakaleo oldfieldi + +
Rhizophascolonus crowcrofti + + +
Paljara tirarensae + + +
Marlu kutjamarpensis +
Marlu syke + +
Marlu ampelos +
Ektopodon serratus +
Wakiewakie lawsoni +
Ganawamaya acris + +
Ganguroo bilamina +
Madju variae + + +
Bulungu palara + + +
Miminipossum notioplanetes +