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New Giraffokeryx and Giraffa (Ruminantia, Giraffidae) Dental Material from Lower Siwaliks of Northern Pakistan

New Giraffokeryx and Giraffa (Ruminantia, Giraffidae) Dental Material from Lower Siwaliks of Northern Pakistan

Kiran Aftab1,*,Muhammad Asim2, Muhammad Khalil Nawaz2, M. Adeeb Babar2, Muhammad Akbar Khan2 and Zaheer Ahmed3 

1Zoology Department, University of Gujrat, Gujrat 
2Dr. Abu Bakr Fossil Display and Research Centre, Zoology Department, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, University of Punjab, Lahore
3Department of Zoology, GC University, Lahore  

*      Corresponding author: dr.kiran@uog.edu.pk

 

Fig. 1.

The locations of Dhok Bun Amir Khatoon and Kund in northern Pakistan where the described material has been found.

Fig. 2.

Giraffokeryx punjabiensis: A, UOGPC 17/10, lP3; B, UOGPC 17/01, lP4; C, UOGPC 17/07, a left maxillary ramus with P4-M3; D, UOGPC 17/04, lM1; E, UOGPC 17/06, lp4–m3. Giraffa priscilla: F, UOGPC 17/02, lM1; G, UOGPC 17/03, lM1; H, UOGPC 17/05, rm1; I, UOGPC 17/12, lm1. a, occlusal view; b, lingual view; c, labial view. Scale bar = 10 mm.

Fig. 3.

Scatter diagrams showing dental proportions of the Lower Siwalik giraffids: A, P3; B, P4; C, M1; D, M2; E, M3: F, m1; G, m2; H, m3. Referred data are taken from Pilgrim (1911), Matthew (1929), Colbert (1935), Gentry (1990), Barry et al. (2005), Bhatti (2005), Bhatti et al. (2012a, b), Khan et al. (2012) and Aftab et al. (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016).

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 50, Iss. 6, Pages 1999-2398

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