Bishops (mammal)

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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 mammals 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.