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Declining rainforests and arid emergence: Ancient Kurrajongs (Brachychiton) of South Australia’s Late Miocene-Pliocene ( ̴7 – 2.3 Mya).

Tara A. Evans (University of Adelaide); Robert S. Hill (University of Adelaide). Brachychiton is composed of 36 species, of which 34 are endemic to Australia. The genus is uniquely diverse, regarding distribution and morphology. Within the literature on the Australian fossil plant record, there are many unsubstantiated reports informally attributing various fossilised leaf specimens to Brachychiton. However, a distinct lack …

Declining rainforests and arid emergence: Ancient Kurrajongs (Brachychiton) of South Australia’s Late Miocene-Pliocene ( ̴7 – 2.3 Mya). Read More »

To describe or to just document: making a case for the Fauna Portal using money spiders (Araneae: Linyphiidae).

Volker W. Framenau (Murdoch University); Heiko Metzner (psbrands). The Fauna Portal Australia (www.faunaportal.org) is an innovative identification platform conceptualised for invertebrates, although it can be used for any faunal (and floral) group. It offers a unique filter for diagnostic images that allows to examine morphological characters in the same view side-by-side at the genus and family …

To describe or to just document: making a case for the Fauna Portal using money spiders (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Read More »

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