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Research Article

Australia's Oldest Marsupial Fossils and their Biogeographical Implications

  • Robin M. D. Beck mail,

    robin.beck@student.unsw.edu.au

    Affiliation: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Henk Godthelp,

    Affiliation: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Vera Weisbecker,

    Affiliation: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Michael Archer,

    Affiliation: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Suzanne J. Hand

    Affiliation: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Published: March 26, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001858
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Robin M. D. Beck, Henk Godthelp, Vera Weisbecker, Michael Archer, Suzanne J. Hand
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: robin.beck@student.unsw.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: RB HG VW. Wrote the paper: RB HG MA SH. Other: Collected and identified specimens: HG. Undertook initial analysis: HG. Interpretation of specimens: HG. Provided geological data: HG. Wrote parts of the supplementary information: HG. Carried out CT scanning, and processing and interpretation of CT images: VW. Oversaw project: MA. Supervised RMDB: MA SH. Provided biocorrelative data for supplementary information: SH. Helped write supplementary information: SH. Carried out all anatomical comparisons: RB. Carried out all analyses: RB. Wrote the majority of the paper and supplementary material: RB.