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Unpublished paper, 'Description of the skull of an extinct carnivorous marsupial, of the size of a leopard (Thylacopardus australis, Owen) from a recently-opened cave near the 'Wellington Cave' locality, New South Wales [Australia]' by Richard Owen

Reference number: AP/66/13

Date: 1888

Description

Owen shares physiological observations on a skull he has received from Edward P Ramsay, Keeper of the Museum of Natural History, Sydney, which is 'lacking the lower jaw, but with teeth of the upper jaw characteristics of the genus Thylacoleo'.

Note on front reads '? Is the MS in the house? 15.1.90' Includes four coloured plates. Alternative title 'On the skull and dentition of the genus Thylacopardus'.

Subject: Palaeontology / Zoology

Received 12 October 1888. Read 6 December 1888.

This paper relates to a paper published by Owen in volume 178 of Philosophical Transactions as 'Additional evidence of the affinities of the extinct marsupial quadruped Thylacoleo carnifex (Owen)'.

Reference number
AP/66/13
Earliest possible date
1888
Physical description
Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
10 pages
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Printed
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Richard Owen

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Richard Owen, Unpublished paper, 'Description of the skull of an extinct carnivorous marsupial, of the size of a leopard (Thylacopardus australis, Owen) from a recently-opened cave near the 'Wellington Cave' locality, New South Wales [Australia]' by Richard Owen, 1888, AP/66/13, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_66_13/unpublished-paper-description-of-the-skull-of-an-extinct-carnivorous-marsupial-of-the-size-of-a-leopard-thylacopardus-australis-owen-from-a-recently-opened-cave-near-the-wellington-cave-locality-new-south-wales-australia-by-richard-owen, accessed on 28 February 2024

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