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Original file ‎ (921 × 380 pixels, file size: 86 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg ) Habitat : South Australia; Epoch : Upper Oligocene; The holotype is an inferior left molar and is kept in the South Australia's Museum, Adelaide. This species is characterized by a skull and several scattered teeth. The tooth has six roots. 20; no 1; pp. Temporal range: Paleocene? The only known area of its distribution, the Riversleigh site, was closed forest at the freshwater bodies it inhabited, surrounded by more open woodlands over the region's limestone karst terrain. 2016) Modern platypus is a bottom forager 14.05.2019 - A) Dorsal and ventral views of the skull of Obdurodon dicksoni from Middle Miocene sediments in the Riversleigh World Heritage area (left image, dorsal view, micro-CT image courtesy T. Rowe, the University of Texas; right image, ventral view, photo Ross Arnett). It is sometimes referred as the Riversleigh Platypus, after the location of its discovery at Riversleigh. & Godthelp, H. 1994. What is spectacular about the new discovery, named Obdurodon tharalkooschild, is its size. Obdurodon probably fed on insect larvae, yabbies and other crustaceans, and perhaps small vertebrate animals such as frogs and fish. Original file ‎ (921 × 380 pixels, file size: 86 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File information. WikiMili. Habitat : South Australia; Epoch : Upper Oligocene; The holotype is an inferior left molar and is kept in the South Australia's Museum, Adelaide. species are currently described, the late Oligocene Obdurodon insignis Woodburne and Tedford, 1975, from the Etadunna and Namba formations in central Australia, and the early to middle Miocene Obdurodon dicksoni Archer, Jenkins, Hand, Murray, and Godthelp, 1992, from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area in Queensland. The first Tertiary monotreme from Australia. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository. Obdurodon insignis мешкав у Південній Австралії протягом пізнього олігоцену.Був відкритий в 1975 році Майклом О. Вудборно Host name: 50-56-71-40.static.cloud-ips.com. Older Obdurodon species are known from central Australia, and a closely related species, Monotrematum sudamericanum, from the Paleocene of Patagonia, evidence that platypuses were once Gondwanan. The Australian Museum respects and acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of the land and waterways on which the Museum stands. Learn about the different platypus fossils that have been discovered in Australia and South America and compare their features. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Its skull is one of the most perfect fossils known from Riversleigh. The Australian Museum respects and acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of the land and waterways on which the Museum stands. The skull's profile is comparatively flatter than similar species, and as with crocodilians, this may indicate more foraging or feeding at the surface of the water. From Wikispecies. Platypuses have a mix of features that relate either to their amphibious lifestyle or to their great antiquity. [12], The living animal is assumed to be very similar in form to a modern platypus, but larger, exceeding Monotrematum in size and length. Obdurodon Last updated January 04, 2020 January 04, 2020 Obdurodon differed from modern Platypuses in that it still had teeth (except for juveniles, the modern platypus does not have teeth).. References. Obdurodon insignis je druhem prehistorického ptakopyska rodu Obdurodon, který se vyskytoval v Austrálii v svrchním oligocénu (před 33–22,5 miliony let).. První nález tohoto ptakopyska byl uskutečněn roku 1975 Mikem O. Woodburnem a Dickem H. Tedfordem ve formaci Etudunna v poušti Tirari, ležící v Jižní Austrálii. Obdurodon tharalkooschild inhabited pools and rivers in the rainforests that covered Queensland’s Riversleigh region 5–15 million years ago. To date, there are no known postcranial fossils of Obdurodon dicksoni. Obdurodon means “persisting tooth” A second toothed platypus, Obdurodon dicksoni, was discovered by Mike Archer’s group at Riversleigh in 1984 and dated to about 15 million years ago. Molars had only been found apart from skulls, implying that they were not well-anchored. The species diet is assumed to have included crustacea like those consumed by the modern platypus, although larger species were available due to its greater size. Monotremes may be related to other Southern Hemisphere mammals with triangulated teeth but a primitive jaw form (the Australosphenida of Luo et al. Obdurodon dicksoni (Lml) QM F18985 8.71 5.57 6.71 Obdurodon dicksoni (Rml) QM F18988 8.51 5.48 6.72 Obdurodon tharalkooschild QM F56252 11.7 7 8.3 (Lml) Obdurodon insignis (Lml) SAM PI8087 7.2 4.3 5 Steropodon galmani (Rml) AM F66763 6.6 3.6 4.2 … 1978; vol. The roots of the molars were barely a third as high as the crown. doi:10.1126/sciadv.1601329. American Museum of Novitates 2588:1-11. It is sometimes referred as the Riversleigh Platypus, after the location of its discovery at Riversleigh. The tooth has six roots. Unlike the platypus which forages on the lakebed, Obdurodon may have foraged in the water column or surface. The M1 had six roots, the M2 had five, and the M3 only one. Other than the skull and teeth, no other fossilised material of O. dicksoni has been identified. The first breakthrough came with discovery of two well-formed teeth in Oligocene (~26 Mya) clay deposits in central South Australia named Obdurodon insignis (Woodburne and Tedford 1975). zoologist; aus; da. 2001, 2002). [13][7] A philosophical examination of historical sciences such as palaeontology, published in 2018, uses the tooth of this platypus as an example of the results obtainable by multiple methods of research into traces of evidence; the author refers to the species by the vernacular "platyzilla".[14]. The coronoid and angulary processes of O. dicksoni have quite disappeared in the platypus, leaving the platypus's skull flat on the sides. An extinct species of a carnivorous platypus about a metre long – the largest platypus ever found – has been discovered in the famous Riversleigh World Heritage Area by UNSW researchers. Obdurodon insignis had one more canine tooth (NC1) than its ancestor Steropodon galmani. The description of this animal as “giant” in news reports conjured images of an animal the size of a small car, so I was … The Riversleigh Sprite Possum belongs to an extinct group of possums called the ektopodontids. Come and explore what our researchers, curators and education programs have to offer! This species is the largest known ornithorhynchid, fossil or extant, the fourth extinct platypus described, and the second species discovered at Riversleigh. The Obdurodon differed from modern platypuses in that adult individuals retained their molar teeth (in the modern platypus, individuals lose all of their teeth upon reaching adulthood). — Australian ornithorhynchid, Obdurodon insignis, comes from the late Oligocene central Australian Etadunna Formation and was the ¢rst pre-Pleistocene ornithorhynchid found, identi¢ed by comparison with Ornithorhynchus anatinus, which retains vestigial molar teeth in the juvenile (Wood-burne & Tedford 1975). In this section, there's a wealth of information about our collections of scientific specimens and cultural objects. The type locality is referred to as the Ringtail Site. [9], The septomaxilla (a part of the upper jawbone) of O. dicksoni is bigger than for the platypus, which supposes a hypertrophied beak. Discovered in 1975 by Mike O. Woodburne and Dick H. Tedford at Etudunna Formation in the desert of Tirari. Jump to navigation Jump to search. [5], Obdurodon tharalkooschild is an extinct species of monotreme in the genus Obdurodon. The lower jaw, unlike that of the living platypus, has well developed angular and coronoid processes. Masakazu Asahara; Masahiro Koizumi; Thomas E. Macrini; Suzanne J. Palaeoecological studies suggest that the environment had rainforest along the waterways and more open forest or woodland away from the watercourses. PaleoDB taxon number: 166545. 2016) Modern platypus has no teeth; May have fed on open water prey (Asahara et al. Woodburne, M.O. [citation needed] Obdurodon insignis had one more canine tooth (NC1) than its ancestor Steropodon galmani.[1]. Obdurodon insignis Woodburne & Tedford 1975; Obdurodon tharalkooschild Pian et al. Ecology: scansorial insectivore-herbivore. Obdurodon tharalkooschild Edit Main article: Obdurodon tharalkooschild. See more » Argentina. Obdurodon insignis is an extinct species of ornithorhynchid monotreme discovered in the Tirari Desert in central Australia. Fossilworks hosts query, analysis, and download functions used to access large paleontological data sets. From the size of the jaw, it is estimated that the living animal was about the size of a cat, making it one of the largest Mesozoic ... a jaw, a pelvis, and teeth of the Miocene platypus Obdurodon insignis were discovered. What is spectacular about the new discovery, named Obdurodon tharalkooschild, is its size. Obdurodon tharalkooschild is believed to have been carnivorous and estimated to be twice the size of the modern platypus at one metre long. 2013; Obdurodon is a genus of extinct monotreme. Description of the skull and non-vestigial dentition of a Miocene platypus (, Lake Ngapakaldi to Lake Palankarinna Fossil Area, "Fossil of giant platypus unearthed in Riversleigh", "New information about the skull and dentary of the Miocene platypus Obdurodon dicksoni, and a discussion of ornithorhynchid relationships", "Giant Platypus Found, Shakes Up Evolutionary Tree", "Extinct 'Godzilla' platypus found in Australia - Yahoo News UK", "Giant extinct toothed platypus discovered", "Tharalkoo's child: an ugly duckling story. Other resolutions: 320 × 132 pixels | 921 × 380 pixels. In most respects, dental and mandibular anatomy of the specimen is similar to that of primitive placental mammals. This species was double the size of the typical mainland platypus. Obdurodon dicksoni (Lml) QM F18985 8.71 5.57 6.71 Obdurodon dicksoni (Rml) QM F18988 8.51 5.48 6.72 Obdurodon tharalkooschild QM F56252 11.7 7 8.3 (Lml) Obdurodon insignis (Lml) SAM PI8087 7.2 4.3 5 Steropodon galmani (Rml) AM F66763 6.6 3.6 4.2 … Obdurodon tharalkooschild is referred to the genus Obdurodon. Archer, et al. Author: Helena Bermúdez Sabel (helena.bermudez@usc.es) Maintained by: David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com) Last modified: 2015-01-01T04:51:48+0000 Species of the genus Obdurodon were the first known premodern taxa of the platypus family Ornithorhynchidae. Obdurodon Last updated January 04, 2020 January 04, 2020 INTRODUCTION. They were separated from the shearing crests by an area without dentition. Size of this preview: 800 × 330 pixels. The animal resembled the related modern platypus Ornithorhynchus but, unlike the platypus, had a bill that possessed molars as an adult. Taxonomy. Image credit: gadigal yilimung (shield) made by Uncle Charles Chicka Madden. Thank you for reading. View classification. Obdurodon is an extinct monotreme genus containing four species. A larger species, Obdurodon dicksoni, was found in 19 to 15 million year old deposits at Riversleigh, and the remains include the only known fossil platypus skull. Discovered in 1975 by Mike O. Woodburne and Dick H. Tedford at Etudunna Formation in the desert of Tirari. Jr., Hand, S.J., Murray, P. & Godthelp, H., 1992. Physically, it would have looked much like a modern platypus, although significant differences are few . [8], The holotype is the front molar of the upper right jaw, corresponding to the M2 molar, with the unusual character of six roots. Archer, M., Jenkins, F.A. "Description of the skull and non-vestigial dentition of a Miocene platypus (Obdurodon dicksoni) from Riversleigh, Australia, and the problem of monotreme origins". Archer, M., Hand, S.J. Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Obdurodon insignis Woodburne & Tedford 1975 Obdurodon on sukupuuttoon kuollut nokkaeläimiin kuulunut suku, johon kuuluu neljä lajia. The Obdurodon differed from modern platypuses in that adult individuals retained their molar teeth (in the modern platypus, individuals lose all of their teeth upon reaching adulthood). Obdurodon Family Ornithorhynchidae Division Monotremata Superdivision Australosphenida Infraclass Holotheria Subclass Mammaliaformes Class Mammalia Series Amniota Super Class Tetrapoda Subphylum Vertebrata Phylum Chordata Kingdom Animalia; Size Range up to 60cm long (head to tail) View Fossil Record Toggle data group Fossil Record Miocene Epoch [1], The name derives from Latin obduros and don, "enduring tooth", a reference to the permanency of the molars. New information about the skull and dentary of the Miocene platypus. Obdurodon tharalkooschild is thought to have inhabited fresh water and hunted for a variety of animal prey in the forests that dominated the Riversleigh site at the time of deposition. Obdurodon.org informations. More recently, a skull with a nearly full complement of teeth has been found in New South Wales (Archer et al. O. dicksoni had (like the platypus) shearing crests instead of incisor and canine teeth. A new, toothed ornithorhynchid monotreme from Two Trees Site in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland, Australia, is described. This indicates the mastication technique of O. dicksoni was different from that of the platypus, using the muscles anchored to these processes. 1992. 14 ref. The Riversleigh area during the early to middle Miocene would have been a mosaic of lakes, pools and caves in a karst (limestone) environment. Join us, volunteer and be a part of our journey of discovery! The species diet is assumed to have included crustacea like those consumed by the modern platypus, although larger species were available due to its greater size. Obdurodon insignis a une canine (NC1) de plus que son ancêtre le Steropodon galmani. Reconsideration of monotreme relationships based on the skull and dentition of the Miocene, Musser, A.M., Archer, M., 1998. The reconstructed fossil skull of Obdurodon dicksoni (13 cm long), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collection, Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI), Natural Sciences research and collections, Australian Museum Lizard Island Research Station, 2020 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes finalists, 2020 Australian Museum Eureka Prize winners, Become a volunteer at the Australian Museum. [1] Fragments of jawbone have also been assigned to the species, along with a single piece of post-cranial material, a pelvis. Obdurodon is a genus of extinct monotreme. The wear patterns on the tooth are suggestive of crushing, perhaps by consuming hard-shelled animals such as turtles, rather than using a shearing action. F, Obdurodon insignis, SAM P18087, holotype cast Lm1, occlusal view. The upper jaw bore two premolars and two molars on each side. Over several years, a jaw, a pelvis, and teeth of the Miocene platypus Obdurodon insignis were discovered. Obdurodon dicksoni is an extinct species of ornithorhynchid monotreme discovered in Australia. The evolutionary relationships of monotremes are the subject of much debate, and no consensus has yet been reached. They named the 26-million-year-old species Obdurodon insignis. B) Dentition of O. dicksoni (upper two rows) and Obdurodon insignis (bottom row—Archer et al. In this section, explore all the different ways you can be a part of the Museum's groundbreaking research, as well as come face-to-face with our dedicated staff. Relationships between members of the platypus family are more clear, although there is comparatively little in the way of fossils and ideas could change if more material surfaces. They appeared much like their modern day relative the platypus, except adults retained their molar teeth. The shape of its beak suggests that O. dicksoni sought prey by digging in the sides of rivers, whereas the modern platypus digs in the bottom of the river. Subsequent discovery of a dentary fragment and an ilium confirmed the ornithorhynchid nature of this taxon (Archer et al. Species of the genus Obdurodon were the first known pre-modern taxa of the platypus family Ornithorhynchidae. The animal resembled the related modern platypus Ornithorhynchus but, unlike the platypus, had a bill that possessed molars as an adult. There also have been found M2 with four roots and fragments of jawbone and pelvis. Riversleigh Platypus: lt;div|> | | | |Obdurodon|||Temporal range: |Paleocene|? There are also molar teeth of a third species of Obdurodon from the Mammalon Hill locality, Tirari Desert, central Australia. Genus Obdurodon - includes a number of Miocene (5–24 million years ago) platypuses Species Obdurodon dicksoni (Riversleigh platypus) Species Obdurodon insignis; Species Monotrematum sudamericanum - 61 million years old, originally placed in separate genus, now thought an Obdurodon; Family Tachyglossidae Science Advances. Species †Obdurodon dicksoni †Obdurodon insignis †Monotrematum sudamericanum Obdurodon is a extinct monotreme genus. Hand; Michael Archer (2016). Temporal range: Paleocene? Guessing from the fossil of its molar teeth this also has a very developed skull with a strong jaw and teeth. [1], O. insignis is thought to have had a similar build to the modern platypus. 1992). Since its skeleton is unknown, there is little further knowledge of its lifestyle. Fossil fauna from the Riversleigh site have altered our understanding about Australia's mid-Cainozoic vertebrate diversity. The oldest extinct platypus found in Australia was 26-million-year-old Obdurodon insignis. Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic located mostly in the southern half of South America. F, Obdurodon insignis, SAM P18087, holotype cast Lm1, occlusal view. Discovered in 1975 by Mike O. Woodburne and Dick H. Tedford at Etudunna Formation in the desert of Tirari. The animal is known from Riversleigh fossils and is thought to have existed in the early to mid Miocene era, inhabiting pools and streams of freshwater in a rainforest environment. A small, well-preserved dentary of a tribosphenic mammal with the most posterior premolar and all three molars in place has been found in Aptian (Early Cretaceous) rocks of southeastern Australia. They appeared much like their modern day relative the platypus, except adults retained their molar teeth. WikiMili. The specific name was chosen in honour of an indigenous Australian creation story for the platypus, where a duck named Tharalkoo gives birth to a chimeric creature after being ravished by a rakali. Other resolutions: 320 × 207 pixels | 640 × 415 pixels | 949 × 615 pixels. Early to middle Miocene (11-24 mya) Had teeth (Asahara et al. New!! Obdurodon insignis. 1975. The Riversleigh Cockatoo was about the size of the modern Galah. O. dicksoni retained molar teeth into adulthood, whereas in the modern platypus, the adults only have keratinized pads (juveniles lose their molar teeth upon adulthood). The species was estimated to have been present in the middle and upper Miocene (5–15 million years ago). O. dicksoni's beak has an oval hole surrounded by bones in the center, whereas the platypus' beak has a V-shape and no longer surrounded by bones. Unlike all the others this platypus is extremely big, the size about 1 meter (head to tail). Obdurodon insignis had one more canine tooth (NC1) than its ancestor Steropodon galmani. P18087, Lm1, holotype of Obdurodon insignis; cast of AM F6676, right dentary fragment with Rm1–3, holotype of Steropodon gal- mani ; casts of QM F18985 (Lm1) and QM F18988 (Rm1), the Australian ornithorhynchid, Obdurodon insignis, comes from the late Oligocene central Australian Etadunna Formation and was the ¢rst pre-Pleistocene ornithorhynchid found, identi¢ed by comparison with Ornithorhynchus anatinus, which retains vestigial molar teeth in the juvenile (Wood-burne & Tedford 1975). Based on the size of its tooth, it is estimated that Obdurodon tharalkooschild would have been twice the size of the modern platypus, around 3.3 feet (1 m) long. The Obdurodon tharalkooschild is a massive platypus also from the Riversleigh Area in Northern Australia. A second species of Obdurodon, Obdurodon insignis from the late Oligocene Tirari Desert locality in central Australia, is represented by molar teeth, a fragment of a lower jaw and a partial pelvis. Taxonavigation . The animal resembled the related modern platypus Ornithorhynchus but, unlike the platypus, had a bill that possessed molars as an adult. "Comparative cranial morphology in living and extinct platypuses: Feeding behavior, electroreception, and loss of teeth". The species diet is assumed to have included crustacea like those consumed by the modern platypus, although larger species were available due to its greater size. [7] The species name insignis referred to the importance of the new taxon's "distinguishing mark" in the fossil record. Obdurodon insignis. Obdurodon dicksoni, with its extreme bill shape, may not be the direct ancestor of Ornithorhynchus; instead, a smaller and more lightly built platypus, like Obdurodon insignis, may be a closer relative. Sukuun kuuluu neljä esihistoriallista lajia: Obdurodon dicksoni, Obdurodon insignis, Obdurodon tharalkooschild ja Monotrematum sudamericanum. Creation date: 12th-Jun-2011 The tooth has six roots. [12] The description, published in the same year, was the fourth species of the family Ornithorhynchidae to be described, the second from the Riversleigh site, and estimated to have been the largest. Obdurodon insignis. Unlike the modern species, the animal retained its molars into adulthood and had a spoon-shaped bill that suggest they fed near the surface or edge of the water. In life, it would have resembled a much larger version of its living relative, the platypus. The genus named was derived from Latin to describe the obdurate, that is persistent, molar which is lost in the modern platypus. & Tedford, R.H. 1975. Archer, et al. Its beak must have been proportionally smaller than the one of Obdurodon dicksoni. Hand, P. Murray, and H. Godthelp, describing a skull and several teeth found in lower-middle Miocene deposits from the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites. The tooth has six roots. Obdurodon dicksoni is known only from the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site in northwestern Queensland. Its beak must have been proportionally smaller than the one of Obdurodon dicksoni. 2018-05-22T19:40:03Z tag:theconversation.com,2011:article/96276 2018-05-22T19:40:03Z 2018-05-22T19:40:03Z 2 (10): e1601329. additional evidence for interpreting the miocene obdurodon insignis woodburne and tedford, 1975, to be a fossil platypus (ornithorhynchidae: monotremata) and a reconsideration of the status of ornithorhynchus agilis de vis 1885 author archer m; plane md; pledge ns bureau mineral res., canberra, aus source austral. We acknowledge Elders past, present and emerging. See more » Chordate A chordate is an animal belonging to the phylum Chordata; chordates possess a notochord, a hollow dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, an endostyle, and a post-anal tail, for at least some period of their life cycle. Habitat : South Australia Epoch : Upper Oligocene The holotype is an inferior left molar and is kept in the South Australia's Museum, Adelaide. Early to middle Miocene (11-24 mya) Had teeth (Asahara et al. [12] The ornithorhynchid species were unknown in the later fossil record at the time of discovery, and it defied the assumptions of a single lineage of a platypus-like animal that progressively lost its teeth and became smaller in size. [1] In total, 4 specimens are known, dating from the Oligocene to the Pliocene. Obdurodon tharalkooschild tenderizing a short-necked tortoise. 2016) Modern platypus has no teeth; May have fed on open water prey (Asahara et al. File; File history; File usage on Commons; File usage on other wikis; Size of this preview: 800 × 330 pixels. Cast of Obdurodon teeth are pictured at left. Obdurodon insignis. This website may contain names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Like the living platypus, it probably made burrows in the banks of rivers and streams, and fed on benthic aquatic invertebrates. Unlike the platypus which forages on the lakebed, Obdurodon may have foraged in the water column or surface. Species of this genus are distinguished by their moderate to large size, their massive, well-developed skulls and dentition, long legs, and comparatively short ears and tails. The first Tertiary monotreme from Australia. to Middle Miocene Obdurodon dicksoni Scientific classification Kingdom Obdurodon is an extinct monotreme genus containing four species. The skull of Obdurodon dicksoni is unusually flat, almost like that of a crocodile, and it is possible that this large platypus spent more time feeding on the surface (perhaps snapping at insects on the water's surface) and less time feeding on bottom-dwelling invertebrates, as the living platypus does. The well developed, rooted teeth of Obdurodon dicksoni suggest a more varied diet than that of the living platypus, perhaps including larger prey (for instance, a greater percentage of fish, tadpoles or froglets). Obdurodon dicksoni was a large, spoon-billed Miocene platypus from the Riversleigh area of northern Australia. Discovered in 1975 by Mike O. Woodburne and Dick H. Tedford at Etudunna Formation in the desert of Tirari. It is certain that the toothless living platypus, Ornithorhynchus, is descended from a Cainozoic platypus (one of the Obdurodon species) with functional teeth. Two species are currently described, the late Oligocene Obdurodon insignis Woodburne and Tedford, 1975, from the Etadunna and Namba formations in central Australia, and the early to middle Miocene Obdurodon dicksoni Archer, Jenkins, Hand, Murray, and … "The first Tertiary Monotreme from Australia. The description on its description page there is shown below. Obdurodon tharalkooschild is referred to the genus Obdurodon. You have reached the end of the page. In this section, find out everything you need to know about visiting the Australian Museum, how to get here and the extraordinary exhibitions on display. It bore two premolars and three molars on each side of the lower jaw. Obdurodon is represented by three species: Obdurodon insignis is an extinct species of ornithorhynchid monotreme discovered in the Tirari Desert in central Australia. 9-27; bibl. The tharalkooschild is believed to from anywhere from 5 to 15 million years old. Receive the latest news on events, exhibitions, science research and special offers. 05 Nov 2013. Obdurodon dicksoni is known only from a skull, lower jaw and teeth. A second, undescribed Obdurodon Obdurodon probably fed on insect larvae, yabbies and other crustaceans, and perhaps small vertebrate animals such as frogs and fish. The holotype specimen, SAM P18087, a tooth, was uncovered in 1971 from the Lake Ngapakaldi to Lake Palankarinna Fossil Area in South Australia. Size of this preview: 800 × 518 pixels. Other resolutions: 320 × 132 pixels | 921 × 380 pixels . Analysis of eight molars (two of them fragmented) and a canine tooth show that their structure is partly similar to modern gorillas. It presents taxonomic, distributional, and ecological data about the entire fossil record. 1992). Check out the What's On calendar of events, workshops and school holiday programs. More recently, a skull with a nearly full complement of teeth has been found in New South Wales (Archer et al. 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