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Nature 59 - Published first online!

Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature, Volume 59

The Memoirs of the Queensland Museum - Nature is now publishing online first, to make new knowledge more rapidly available from the scientific research conducted on Queensland's unique natural environments and adjacent bioregions. Online First will significantly increase the speed of publication once the peer-review and editorial processes are completed. 

Printed versions of these articles will be periodically published and issued as separate printed volumes. ISSN 2204-1478 (online) ISSN 0079-8835 (print). 

Each published article is allocated a unique and persistent Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to ensure clarity about intellectual property in the digital environment, to provide certainty about citation and linking to correct research data, and to ensure that author's research is made available as soon as possible following final acceptance of their manuscripts.  

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Title and DOI

Hitchcock, G., Conaty, S.D., Fell, D.G., Gordon, G., Ingram, M.S., Reis, T.M., Stanton, D.J. & Wigness, J.N.

Range extension of the Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus (Monotremata: Tachyglossidae) and the Northern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon macrourus (Marsupialia: Peramelidae) in Queensland: Mua (Moa Island), Torres Strait (355 KB) pdf document icon

Published online 7 November 2014


Sobbe, I.H. & Price, G.J.


Confirmation of the presence of the spotted-tailed Quoll., Dasyurus maculatus (Dasyuridae, Marsupialia) from the Late Pleistocene King Creek Catchment, Darling Downs, Southeastern Queensland, Australia (268 KB) pdf document icon

Published online 7 November 2014


Vanderduys, E., McNab, A. & Sanders, M.


New records of blind snakes resembling the robust blind snake Anillios ligatus (Peters 1879), on Cape York Peninsula (243 KB) pdf document icon

Published online 7 November 2014 


Rose, H.A., Walker, J.A. & Woodward, J.R.

Five new species of soil burrowing cockroaches from Queensland (Blattodea: Blaberidae: Geoscapheinae) (585 KB) pdf document icon

Published online 23 December 2014


Hurley, T. & Hurley, S.

In Memorium, Richard 'Dinosaur Dick' Suter (1935–2013) (332 KB) pdf document icon

Published online 17 January 2015

Clifford, H.T., Dettmann, M.E. & Hocknull, S.A.

Numerical analysis of the inter-relationships of some extinct and extant taxa of Araucariaceae (360 KB) pdf document icon

Published online 20 February 2015


Taylor, S.M., Johnson, J.W. & Bennett, M.B.

Spatial gradient in the distribution of whaler sharks (Caracharhinidae) in Moreton Bay, southeastern Queensland (467 KB) pdf document icon

Published online 31 March 2015


Stanisic, J.

Pallidelix simonhudsoni sp. nov.: a new land snail from the central highlands of inland southern Queensland, Australia (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Camaenidae)

Published online 9 April 2015


Bartholomai, A.

An Early Cretaceous (late Albian) halecomorph (? ionoscopiformes) fish from the Toolebuc Formation, Eronmanga Basin, Queensland (576 KB) pdf document icon

Published online 11 May 2015


Baker, A.M., Mutton, T.Y., Mason, E.D. & Gray, E.L. 

A taxonomic assessment of the Australian Dusky Antechinus Complex: a new species, the Tasman Peninsula Dusky Antechinus (Antechinus vandycki sp. nov.) and an elevation to species of the Mainland Dusky Antechinus (Antechinus swainsonii mimetes (Thomas)) (2106 KB) pdf document icon 

Published online 26 May 2015


Baker, A.M. & Van Dyck, S.

Taxonomy and redescription of the swamp Antechinus, Antechinus minimus (E. Geoffroy) (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) (1925 KB) pdf document icon

Published online 31 July 2015


Jamieson, B.G.M., McDonald, K.R. & James, S.

A new species of Diplotrema (Acanthodrilinae, Metagynophora, Crassiclitellata, Oligochaeta) from the Einasleigh Uplands Bioregion of Queensland (456 KB) pdf document icon

Published online 14 August 2015


Bartholomai, A.

Additional chimaeroid specimens from the Early Cretaceous (Late Albian) Toolebuc formation, Queensland, Australia (5971 KB) pdf document icon

Published online 15 September 2015


Clifford, H.T. & Cook, A.

NOTE: A presumed Leichhardt geological specimen in the Queensland Museum (594 KB) pdf document icon 

Published online 17 September 2015

Bishop, Peter J.

A critical re-evaluation of the hindlimb myology of moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes) (6082 KB) pdf document icon

Appendix 1 (434 KB) pdf document icon (only available online)

Published online 6 November 2015


Rozefelds, A.C., Walker, J., Norris, E., Wicks, D. & Ilic, J.

A drift log from Cape York Peninsula, Australia identified as Vatica (Dipterocarpaceae), and the use of botanical, zoological, geological and ethnographic data in interpreting the direction of oceanic drift (2109 KB) pdf document icon

Published on 24 November 2015


Bartholomai, A.

Predation of the Early Cretaceous (Late Albian) pachycormiform, Australopachycormus hurleyi Kear, in Queensland’s Eromanga Basin (4487 KB) pdf document icon 

Published on 30 November 2015


Nelson, L. & Gordon, A.

Tracheal Bot Fly (Tracheomyia Macropi) in an Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus Giganteus) (486 KB) pdf document icon

Published on 15 April 2016

Couper, P.J. & McKay, J.

Vale Jeanette Adelaide Covacevich, AM, PSM, (1945-2015) (2518 KB) pdf document icon

Published on 13 April 2016


Munson, T.J. & Jell, J.S.

Wenlock and Ludlow (Silurian) rugose corals from the type section of the Jack Formation, Broken River Province, northeast Queensland

Published on 13 May 2016