Comments on Percrocuta carnifex (Carnivora, Percrocutidae) based on new fossil material from the Nagri Formation (Middle Siwaliks) of Hasnot, Pakistan

Geologica Acta

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Title Comments on Percrocuta carnifex (Carnivora, Percrocutidae) based on new fossil material from the Nagri Formation (Middle Siwaliks) of Hasnot, Pakistan
 
Creator Ghaffar, A.
Akhtar, M.
Khan, M.A.
Babar, M.
 
Subject Percrocuta carnifex; Carnivora; Percrocutidae; Miocene; Middle Siwaliks.
 
Description New dentary material of Percrocuta carnifex (Pilgrim, 1913) from the Nagri Formation ofHasnot, Pakistan, is described. Specimens of this species from the Siwalik continental deposits described by previous authors are discussed in detail. In addition to the taxonomic description of the new material, the occurrence and stratigraphic position of this species within the Siwalik Hills are re-evaluated. Except for the holotype, the specimens assigned to this species are very fragmentary. The newly discovered material, a right mandibular ramus containing teeth, is the best preserved specimen found to date. The comparative analysis, based on tooth morphology and dimensions of previously reported specimens and of the specimen studied here, suggests that this species is restricted to the Chinji and Nagri formations. Finally, the dental morphological features of the studied specimen and those of other species of Percrocuta are compared, and then the phylogenetic relationship between these species is discussed. The described specimen is thus important for the taxonomic, stratigraphic and phylogenetic knowledge of P. carnifex from the Siwaliks.
 
Publisher Geologica Acta
Geologica Acta
Geologica Acta
 
Contributor Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan
 
Date 2019-03-14
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/GEOACTA/article/view/GeologicaActa2019.17.3
10.1344/GeologicaActa2019.17.3
 
Source Geologica Acta; Vol 17; 1-9
Geologica Acta; Vol 17; 1-9
Geologica Acta; Vol 17; 1-9
1696-5728
1695-6133
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/GEOACTA/article/view/GeologicaActa2019.17.3/29036
http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/GEOACTA/article/downloadSuppFile/GeologicaActa2019.17.3/2893
http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/GEOACTA/article/downloadSuppFile/GeologicaActa2019.17.3/2894
http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/GEOACTA/article/downloadSuppFile/GeologicaActa2019.17.3/2895
http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/GEOACTA/article/downloadSuppFile/GeologicaActa2019.17.3/2896
http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/GEOACTA/article/downloadSuppFile/GeologicaActa2019.17.3/2897
http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/GEOACTA/article/downloadSuppFile/GeologicaActa2019.17.3/2898
http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/GEOACTA/article/downloadSuppFile/GeologicaActa2019.17.3/2899
 
Coverage Siwaliks, Pakistan
Neogene
Fossil Material
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Geologica Acta
 

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