Karen Black

My interests lie within the fields of mammalian palaeontology, taxonomy, morphology, phylogeny, ontogeny and biocorrelation. My area of special expertise is vombatomorphian marsupials (including koalas and diprotodontoids).

Current projects:

Discovery Early Career Research Award DE130100467 "Limbs and Wings: Reconstructing Australian environmental change through innovative analysis of ancient mammal skeletons"

The ecological diversity of Australia's extinct mammals has been significantly underestimated because of a bias towards studies of fossil skulls and teeth. How our mammals functioned and interacted in their evolving ancient environments remains largely unknown. This project applies innovative ecometric analyses to a vast collection of mammal postcranial fossils from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area to yield new understanding about their diversity, behaviour, interactions and ecology spanning the last 25 million years. This will fill significant gaps in knowledge about how these globally unique groups responded to pre-modern environmental change and in turn their likely future needs if they are to survive changes now underway.

Discovery Grant Project DP1094569 “Drying and dying in Australia: extraordinary creatures and climate change 15 million years ago”
Australia's globally distinctive mammals were confronted 15 million years ago by a climate plunge from lush greenhouse to dry icehouse conditions. In northern Queensland, in the World Heritage-listed cave known as AL90 from the Oligo-Miocene freshwater limestones of Riversleigh, fossil-rich deposits span this interval of change. Entombed in AL90 Site are dozens of extraordinarily well-preserved skulls and articulated skeletons including a growth series from pouch-young to adults of a rare, possibly sloth-like diprotodontid marsupial (Nimbadon lavarackorum) as well as more familiar kangaroos, bandicoots, thylacines and bats.

Main research aims:

1) to develop significant new understanding about zygomaturine diprotodontids which were highly diverse, ecologically important marsupials that once dominated Australian faunas. The sample of skulls and skeletons of Nimbadon provides unique opportunities to understand how these strange marsupials grew, interacted and functioned in the forests that covered Riversleigh and much of the rest of Australia during the middle Miocene.

2) to help resolve controversies about the nature of Australia’s palaeoenvironments before and after the global mid Miocene climatic oscillation. AL90 includes both mid Miocene (15 Ma) and late Miocene sediments that should reflect changing northern Australian palaeoenvironments. Our research will also help align Australian records of biotic change with global palaeoclimatic events and provide a benchmark for measuring the nature and rate of environmental and biotic change that continues to transform our nation.
Collaborators: Prof. Michael Archer (UNSW), Dr Ian Graham (UNSW), Assoc. Prof. Sue Hand (UNSW), Dr Anna Gillespie (UNSW), Dr Rick Arena (UNSW), Dr Steve Wroe (UNSW), Prof. Jon Woodhead (UMelb), Dr Helene Martin (UNSW), Xstrata (Mt Isa)

Publications

Journal articles
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Archer M; Binfield P; Hand SJ; Black KH; Creaser P; Myers TJ; Gillespie AK; Arena D; Scanlon J; Pledge NS; Thurmer J, 2018, 'Miminipossum notioplanetes, a Miocene forest-dwelling phalangeridan (Marsupialia; Diprotodontia) from northern and central Australia', Palaeontologia Electronica, vol. 21.1.2A, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.26879/757
2018
Myers TJ; Black KH; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2017, 'The identification of Oligo-Miocene mammalian palaeocommunities from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia and an appraisal of palaeoecological techniques', PeerJ, vol. 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3511
2017
Binfield P; Archer M; Hand SJ; Black KH; Myers TJ; Gillespie AK; Arena DA, 2017, 'A new Miocene carnivorous marsupial, Barinya kutjamarpensis (Dasyuromorphia), from central Australia', Alcheringa, vol. 41, pp. 46 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115518.2016.1180029
2017
Archer M; Hand SJ; Black KH; Beck RMD; Arena DA; Wilson LAB; Kealy S; Hung TT, 2016, 'A new family of bizarre durophagous carnivorous marsupials from Miocene deposits in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep26911
2016
Arena DA; Travouillon KJ; Beck RMD; Black KH; Gillespie AK; Myers TJ; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2016, 'Mammalian lineages and the biostratigraphy and biochronology of Cenozoic faunas from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia', Lethaia, vol. 49, pp. 43 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/let.12131
2016
Archer M; Hand SJ; Black KH; Beck RMD; Arena DA; Wilson LAB; Kealy S; Hung T-T, 2016, 'A new family of bizarre durophagous carnivorous marsupials from Miocene deposits in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland (vol 6, pg 26911, 2016)', SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep32054
2016
Wilson LAB; Hand SJ; López-Aguirre C; Archer M; Black KH; Beck RMD; Armstrong KN; Wroe S, 2016, 'Cranial shape variation and phylogenetic relationships of extinct and extant Old World leaf-nosed bats', Alcheringa, vol. 40, pp. 509 - 524, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115518.2016.1196434
2016
Archer M; Christmas O; Hand SJ; Black KH; Creaser P; Godthelp HJ; Cohen DR; Graham IT; Arena DA; Anderson C; Soares G; Machin N; Beck RMD; Wilson L; Myers TJ; Gillespie AK; Khoo B; Travouillon KJ, 2016, 'Earliest known record of a hypercarnivorous dasyurid (Marsupialia), from newly discovered carbonates beyond the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, north Queensland', Memoirs of Museum Victoria, vol. 74, pp. 137 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2016.74.13
2016
Black KH, 2016, 'Middle miocene origins for tough-browse dietary specialisations in the koala (Marsupialia, phascolarctidae) evolutionary tree: Description of a new genus and species from the Riversleigh World Heritage area', Memoirs of Museum Victoria, vol. 74, pp. 255 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2016.74.19
2016
Arena DA; Travouillon KJ; Beck RMD; Black KH; Gillespie AK; Myers TJ; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2015, 'Mammalian lineages and the biostratigraphy and biochronology of Cenozoic faunas from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia', Lethaia, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/let.12131
2015
Hand SJ; Lopez Aguirre C; Archer M; Armstrong K; Black KH; Wroe S; Wilson LAB, 2015, 'Ancestral reconstruction of skull form in Old World leaf-nosed bats (Hipposideridae and Rhinonycteridae) using geometric morphometrics', in Journal of Veretbrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts, 2015, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Dallas, TX, USA, pp. 138 - 138, presented at Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, USA, 14 October 2015 - 17 October 2015
2015
Black KH; Travouillon KJ; Den Boer W; Kear BP; Cooke BN; Archer M, 2015, 'Cranial and skeletal elements of a new species of enigmatic kangaroo (genus Balbaroo) and a re-evaluation of balbarid (Balbaridae: Macropodiformes) taxonomy', in Cranial and skeletal elements of a new species of enigmatic kangaroo (genus Balbaroo) and a re-evaluation of balbarid (Balbaridae: Macropodiformes) taxonomy, 15th Conference on Auatralasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, Alice Springs, presented at 15th Conference on Auatralasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, Alice Springs, 01 September 2015 - 05 September 2015, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/unsworks_36965
2015
Black KH, (ed.), 2015, 'Middle Miocene origins for tough-browse dietary specialisations in koalas: description of a new genus and species of phascolarctid (Marsupialia, Phascolarctidae) from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Queensland', pp. 23 - 24, presented at 15th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, 01 September 2015 - 05 September 2015
2015
White AW; Archer M; Hand SJ; Black KH, 2015, 'Midget Submarines from Riversleigh: Dwarf Chelid Turtles', presented at 15th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs NT, 01 September 2015 - 05 September 2015
2015
Black KH; Travouillon KJ; Myers TJ; Archer M; Hand SJ; Wilson LAB, 2015, 'Functional and geometric morphometric analysis of a middle Miocene bandicoot (Marsupialia, Peramelemorphia) skeleton from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia', in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts, 2015, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Dallas, TX, USA, pp. 91 - 91, presented at Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology 75th Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, USA, 14 October 2015 - 17 October 2015
2015
Travouillon KJ; Archer M; Hand SJ; Black KH, 2014, 'Earliest modern bandicoot and bilby (Marsupialia, Peramelidae and Thylacomyidae) from the Miocene of the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland, Australia', Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol. 34, pp. 375 - 382, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2013.799071
2014
Woodhead J; Hand SJ; Archer M; Graham I; Sniderman K; Arena DA; Black KH; Godthelp H; Creaser P; Price E, 2014, 'Developing a radiometrically-dated chronologic sequence for Neogene biotic change in Australia, from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area of Queensland', Gondwana Research, vol. 29, pp. 153 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2014.10.004
2014
Gillespie AK; Archer M; Hand SJ; Black KH, 2014, 'New material referable to Wakaleo (Marsupialia: Thylacoleonidae) from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland: revising species boundaries and distributions in Oligo/Miocene marsupial lions', Alcheringa, vol. 38, pp. 513 - 527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115518.2014.908268
2014
Mackness B; Black KH; Price GJ, 2014, 'Occurrence of Euowenia grata (De Vis, 1887) (Diprotodontidae, Marsupialia) from the Pliocene Spring Park Local Fauna, northeastern Queensland', Alcheringa: an Australian journal of palaeontology, vol. 39, pp. 164 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115518.2015.964053
2014
Arena DA; Black KH; Archer M; Hand SJ; Godthelp H; Creaser P, 2014, 'Reconstructing a Miocene pitfall trap: recognition and interpretation of fossiliferous Cenozoic palaeokarst', Sedimentary Geology, vol. 304, pp. 28 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2014.01.005
2014
Gillespie AK; Archer M; Hand SJ; Black KH, 2014, 'New material referable to Wakaleo (Marsupialia: Thylacoleonidae) from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland: revising species boundaries and distributions in Oligo/Miocene marsupial lions', Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115518.2014.908268
2014
Black KH; Travouillon KJ; Den Boer W; Kear BP; Cooke BN; Archer M, 2014, 'A New Species of the Basal ‘‘Kangaroo’’ Balbaroo and a Re-Evaluation of Stem Macropodiform Interrelationships', PLoS One, vol. 9, pp. e112705, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0112705
2014
Black KH; Price GJ; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2013, 'Bearing up well? Understanding the past, present and future of Australia’s koalas', Gondwana Research, vol. 25, pp. 1186 - 1201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2013.12.008
2013
Black KH, 2013, 'Ancient Swingers', Australasian Science, vol. 34, pp. 14 - 18
2013
Black KH; Archer M; Hand SJ; Arena DA, 2013, 'The diversity and biostratigraphy of Riversleigh’s diprotodontoids (Diprotodontidae, Palorchestidae): advances in understanding the biochronology of Australia’s mammal-bearing fossil deposits', in The diversity and biostratigraphy of Riversleigh’s diprotodontoids (Diprotodontidae, Palorchestidae): advances in understanding the biochronology of Australia’s mammal-bearing fossil deposits, 14th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, presented at 14th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, 30 September 2013 - 04 October 2013
2013
Travouillon KJ; Cooke BN; Archer M; Hand SJ; Black KH; Kear BP; Den Boer W, 2013, 'Oligo–Miocene macropodoids and peramelemorphians: biochronology, palaeoecology and systematics', in Oligo–Miocene macropodoids and peramelemorphians: biochronology, palaeoecology and systematics, 14th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, presented at 14th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, 30 September 2013 - 04 October 2013
2013
Black KH; Price GJ; Archer M; Hand SJ; Godthelp HJ, 2012, 'Bearing up well- the koala's 24-million-year-old family tree', in Proceedings of the 34th International Geological Congress 2012, Australian Geosciences Council, Brisbane, pp. 122 - 122, presented at 34th International Geological Congress, Brisbane, 05 August 2012 - 10 August 2012
2012
Hand SJ; Black KH; Archer M; Godthelp HJ, 2012, 'Differential responses to Cenozoic climate change: Australasian fossil bat faunas and communities', in Trinajstic K; Bunce M; Warburton N; Hadley C; Baynes A; Siversson M (eds.), Proceedings of the 34th International Geological Congress 2012, Australian Geosciences Council, Brisbane, pp. 3833, presented at 34IGC, Brisbane, 27 - 30 April 2011
2012
Black KH; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2012, 'New Tertiary koala (Marsupialia, Phascolarctidae) from Riversleigh, Australia with a revision of phascolarctid phylogenetics, paleoecology and paleobiodiversity', Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol. 32, pp. 125 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2012.626825
2012
Archer M; Black KH; Hand SJ; Godthelp HJ, 2012, 'Darwin’s unfolding epiphany: 174 years of understanding Australian marsupial evolution', in Proceedings of the 34th International Geological Congress 2012, Australian Geosciences Council, pp. 121, 01 January 2012
2012
Parmeter MK; Graham IT; Black KH; Archer M; Woodhead J; Hand SJ, 2012, 'The geological development of fossil site AL90, Riversleigh world heritage area, far NW', in Proceedings of the 34th International Geological Congress 2012, Australian Geosciences Council, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 3596, presented at 34th International Geological Congress, Brisbane, Queensland
2012
Black KH; Archer M; Hand SJ; Godthelp HJ, 2012, 'Niche diversity and evolution of Australia’s megaherbivores — the diprotodontoids (Marsupialia: Diprotodontidae, Palorchestidae)', in Proceedings of the 34th International Geological Congress 2012, Australian Geosciences Council, Brisbane, pp. 297 - 297, presented at 34th International Geological Congress, Brisbane, 05 August 2012 - 10 August 2012
2012
Black KH; Camens AB; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2012, 'Herds overhead: Nimbadon lavarackorum (Diprotodontidae), heavyweight marsupial herbivores in the Miocene forests of Australia', PLoS ONE, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0048213
2012
Graham IT; Archer M; Hand SJ; Godthelp HJ; Price ER; Arena DA; Creaser P; Black K; Zhao L, 2011, 'Riversleigh: documenting 25 million years of geological evolution', in Trinajstic K; Bunce M; Warburton N; Hadley C; Baynes A; Siversson M (eds.), Proceedings - 25th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, ECMS 2011, European Council for Modelling and Simulation, United States, pp. 38 - 38, presented at 13th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution Palaeontology and Systematics, Perth, 27 April 2011 - 30 April 2011
2011
Black K; Camens A; Archer M; Hand SJ; Godthelp HJ, 2011, 'Functional morphology of the postcranial skeleton reveals a new niche for Nimbadon lavarackorum (Marsupialia, Diprotodontidae)', in Trinajstic K; Bunce M; Warburton N; Hadley C; Baynes A; Siversson M (eds.), Functional morphology of the postcranial skeleton reveals a new niche for Nimbadon lavarackorum (Marsupialia, Diprotodontidae), Geological Survey of Western Australia, United States, pp. 20 - 20, presented at 13th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution Palaeontology and Systematics, Perth, 27 April 2011 - 30 April 2011
2011
Nguyen JMT; Molak M; Black KH; Fitzgerald EMG; Travouillon K; Ho SYW, 2011, 'Vertebrate palaeontology of Australasia into the twenty-first century', Biology Letters, vol. 7, pp. 804 - 806, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2011.0549
2011
Archer M; Beck RMD; Gott MH; Hand SJ; Godthelp HJ; Black KH, 2011, 'Australia's first fossil marsupial mole (Notoryctemorphia) resolves controversies about their evolution and palaeoenvironmental origins', Proceedings of the Royal Society B, vol. 278, pp. 1498 - 1506, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2010.1943
2011
Woodhead J; Archer M; Hand SJ; Godthelp HJ; Graham IT; Creaser P; Black KH; Arena DA; Price ER, 2011, 'Preliminary radiometric ages for Cenozoic deposits in the Riversleigh World Heritage fossil area, NW Queensland', in Trinajstic K; Bunce M; Warburton N; Hadley C; Baynes A; Siversson M (eds.), Proceedings - 25th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, ECMS 2011, European Council for Modelling and Simulation, United States, pp. 87 - 87, presented at 13th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution Palaeontology and Systematics, Perth, 27 April 2011 - 30 April 2011
2011
Black K; Hand SJ, 2010, 'First crania and assessment of species boundaries in Nimbadon (Marsupialia: Diprotodontidae) from the Middle Miocene of Australia', American Museum Novitates, vol. 3678, pp. 1 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1206/666.1
2010
Black K, 2010, 'Ngapakaldia bonythoni (marsupialia, diprotodontidae): New material from riversleigh, northwestern Queensland, and a reassessment of the genus Bematherium', Alcheringa, vol. 34, pp. 471 - 492, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115511003793496
2010
Black K; Hand SJ; Archer M; Godthelp HJ, 2010, 'An exceptionally well-preserved hipposiderid fauna from a middle Miocene cave deposit in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Queensland, Australia', in An exceptionally well-preserved hipposiderid fauna from a middle Miocene cave deposit in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Queensland, Australia, 15th International Bat Research Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 103 - 103, presented at 15th International Bat Research Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 23 August 2010 - 27 August 2010
2010
Black KH; Hand SJ; Archer M; Godthelp HJ, 2009, 'A review of the Riversleigh diprotodontoids and an analysis of phylogenetic relationships within the superfamily (Marsupialia: Diprotodontidae, Palorchestidae)', in Travouillon KJ; Worthy TH; Hand SJ; Creaser P (eds.), Geological Society of Australia Abstracts 93, Geological Society of Australia Incorporated, Kalbarri, W.A., pp. 16 - 16, presented at Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics 2009, Sydney, 22 June 2009 - 25 June 2009
2009
Hand SJ; Black KH; Archer M; Godthelp HJ, 2009, 'Palaeoecological implications of peculiar cranial morphology in Old World leafnosed bats (Hipposideridae', in Reddy SM; Fitzsimons IC W; Collins AS (eds.), Geological Society of Australia Abstracts 72, Geological Society of Australia Incorporated, Kalbarri, W.A., pp. 33 - 33, presented at Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics 2009, Sydney, 01 January 2009
2009
Black K, 2007, 'Maradidae: A new family of vombatomorphian marsupial from the late Oligocene of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland', Alcheringa, vol. 31, pp. 17 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115510601123601
2007
Louys JC; Black K; Archer M; Hand SJ; Godthelp HJ, 2007, 'Descriptions of koala fossils from the Miocene of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland and implications for Litokoala (Marsupialia, Phascolarctidae)', Alcheringa, vol. 31, pp. 99 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115510701305082
2007
Archer M; Arena DA; Bassarova MP; Beck RM; Black K; boles W; Brewer P; Cooke BE; Crosby KM; Gillespie A; Godthelp HJ; Hand SJ; Kear B; Louys JC; Morrell A; Muirhead J; Roberts KK; Scanlon J; Travouillon K; Wroe S, 2006, 'Current status of species-level representation in faunas from selected fossil localities in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland', 10th Conference of Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, vol. 30, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115510609506851
2006
Black KH, 2006, 'Ontogeny and morphological variation in the mid Miocene zygomaturine Nimbadon lavarackorum (Diprotodontidae, Marsupialia).', presented at Riversleigh Symposium, UNSW, Sydney, 01 December 2006 - 02 December 2006
2006
Black K, 2006, 'Description of new material for Propalorchestes novaculacelphalus (Marsupialia: Palorchestidae) from the mid Miocene of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland', Alcheringa, vol. 30, pp. 351 - 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115510608619322
2006
Murray PF; Megirian D; Rich T; Plane M; Black K; Archer M; Hand SJ; Vickers-Rich P, 2000, Morphology, systematics and evolution of the marsupial genus Neohelos Stirton (Diprotodontidae, Zygomaturinae), Department of Arts and Museums, Northern Territory Government, Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory Research Report, 6
2000
Black KH, 1999, 'Observations on the postcranial skeleton of Nimbadon sp. (Zygomaturinae, Marsupialia) from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland', in Observations on the postcranial skeleton of Nimbadon sp. (Zygomaturinae, Marsupialia) from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland, 7th Conference on Australian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, UNSW, Sydney, presented at 7th Conference on Australian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, UNSW, Sydney, 06 April 1999 - 07 April 1999
1999
Archer M; Arena DA; Bassarova MP; Black K; Brammall J; Cooke BN; Creaser P; Crosby KM; Gillespie A; Godthelp HJ; Gott MH; Hand SJ; Kear B; Krikman A; Mackness BS; Muirhead J; Musser A; Myers TJ; Pledge N; Wang Y; Wroe S, 1999, 'The evolutionary history and diversity of Australian mammals', Australian Mammalogy, pp. 1 - 7
1999
Black K; Mackness BS, 1999, 'Diversity and relationships of Diprotodontoid marsupials', Australian Mammalogy, vol. 21, pp. 20 - 21
1999
Black K, 1999, 'Diversity and relationships of living and extinct koalas (Phascolarctidae, Marsupialia)', Australian Mammalogy, vol. 21, pp. 16 - 17
1999
Black K, 1997, 'Diversity and biostratigraphy of the Diprotodontoidea of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland', Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, vol. 41, pp. 187 - 192
1997
Black K, 1997, 'A new species of Palorchestidae (Marsupialia) from the late middle to early late Miocene Encore Local Fauna, Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland', Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, vol. 41, pp. 181 - 185
1997
Archer M; Black K; Nettle K, 1997, 'Giant ringtail possums (Marsupialia, Pseudocheiridae) and giant koalas (Phascolarctidae) from the late Cainozoic of Australia', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. 117, pp. 3 - 15
1997
Black K; Archer M, 1997, 'Silvabestius gen. nov., primitive zygomaturines (Marsupialia, Diprotodontidae) from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland', Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, vol. 41, pp. 193 - 208
1997
Black K; Archer M, 1997, 'Nimiokoala gen. nov. (Marsupialia: Phascolarctidae) from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland, with a revision of Litokoala', Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, vol. 41, pp. 209 - 228
1997
Arena DA; Black KH, 1997, 'An early-mid Miocene cave deposit at Riversleigh', in Abstracts of the 6th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, WA Museum Records and Supplements, Pert Cultural Centre, Perth, pp. 10 - 11, presented at 6th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, Pert Cultural Centre, Perth, 07 July 1997 - 11 July 1997, http://museum.wa.gov.au/research/records-supplements/records/abstracts-6th-caveps-perth-7-11-july-1997-combined-papers-gener
1997
Black KH, 1995, 'An overview of the diprotodontoids (Marsupialia, Vombatomorphia) of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland: their diversity and phylogeny', in Abstracts of the 5th Conference on Australian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, 5th Conference on Australian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, The National Science and Technology Centre, Canberra, pp. 3 - 3, presented at 5th Conference on Australian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, The National Science and Technology Centre, Canberra, 18 April 1995 - 20 April 1995
1995
Nettle K; Archer M; Black KH, 1995, 'Pleistocene ringtails from Australia with a revision of the genera Corracheirus Pledge and Pseudokoala Turnbull & Lundelius', in Augee M (ed.), Australian Quaternary Vertebrates- Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, Linnean Society of New South Wales, Wellington Caves, NSW, presented at Quaternary Symposium, Wellington Caves, NSW, 01 December 1995 - 03 December 1995
1995
Black KH, 1994, 'Systematics and diversity of fossil koalas from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland', presented at The Riversleigh Symposium 1994, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 December 1994 - 03 December 1994
1994
Black KH, 1994, 'Diversity and biostratigraphy of the Riversleigh diprotodontoids', presented at Riversleigh Symposium 1994, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 December 1994 - 03 December 1994
1994
Black KH, 1994, 'Systematics and palaeoecology of fossil phascolarctids from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland', in Australian Mammal Society Programme and Abstracts: 1994 Annual General Meeting and Marine Mammal Symposium, July 3-July 7, Department of Zoology, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australian Mammal Society, University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 3 - 3, presented at 1994 Annual General Meeting and Marine Mammal Symposium, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 03 July 1994 - 07 July 1994
1994