Bishops (genus)

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This article is about the extinct genus. For other uses, see Bishop (disambiguation).
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Australosphenida
Order: Ausktribosphenida
Family: Ausktribosphenidae
Genus: Bishops
Species: B. whitmorei
Binomial name
Bishops whitmorei
Rich et al, 2001

Bishops is an extinct genus of Australosphenida or Theria from Early Cretaceous of Australia. The only recorded species, Bishops whitmorei , was found on Flat Rocks, Victoria. The genus was named in honour of the Dr Barry Bishop, the former Chairman of the Committee for Research and Exploration, National Geographic Society.


  • Rich, T. H.; Flannery, T. F.; Trusler, P.; Kool, L.; van Klaveren, N. A. & Vickers-Rich, P. 2001. "A second tribosphenic mammal from the Mesozoic of Australia." Records of the Queen Victoria Museum 110: 1-9.