Giraffokeryx (Artiodactyla: Mammalia) Remains From the Lower Siwaliks of Pakistan

Author(s)Zafar Hameed Bhatti, Muhammad Akbar Khan, Muhammad Akhtar, Abdul Majid Khan, Abdul Ghaffar, Mehboob Iqbal, and Tasneem Ikram
Year Published2012
JournalPakistan Journal of Zoology
Page Numbers1623-1631
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Abstract:

Giraffokeryx is represented in the middle Miocene vertebrate assemblage from the Chinji Formation by 13 remains. The material comprises predominantly isolated teeth, and a few fragments of maxilla and mandible. The well preserved upper and lower dentition allows recognizing the presence of Giraffokeryx cf. punjabiensis in the Chinji Formation of the Lower Siwaliks. A detailed description of the fossils and their taxonomic classification is being provided. The validity of the new species Giraffokeryx chinjiensis Sarwar, 1990 is discussed and the synonymy with Giraffa priscilla is proposed.

Keywords: Giraffidae, Palaeotraginae, Vertebrates, Chinji formation, Middle Miocene

Authors: Zafar Hameed Bhatti, Muhammad Akbar Khan, Muhammad Akhtar, Abdul Majid Khan, Abdul Ghaffar, Mehboob Iqbal, and Tasneem Ikram

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Zoology


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