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Bubalus platyceros (Bovidae: Mammalia) in the Sardhok Pabbi Hills of Pakistan

Bubalus platyceros (Bovidae: Mammalia) in the Sardhok Pabbi Hills of Pakistan

Muhammad Khaled Siddiq1, Muhammad Adeeb Babar1,2*, Muhammad Akbar Khan1, Muhammad Umar Ijaz3,Sayyed Ghyour Abbas1, Muhammad Asim1Asif Mahmood Qureshi4, Mahboob Iqbal4 and Muhammad Akhtar4

1Dr. Abu Bakr Fossil Display and Research Centre, Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Quid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore 54590, Pakistan
2Departmentof Zoology, University of Okara, Okara, Pakistan
3 Departmentof Zoology , Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
4Zoology Department, Minhaj University Lahore, Pakistan

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The Upper Siwalik (Pleistocene) outcrops known as Pabbi Hills are well-exposed in the vicinity of Sardhok village, Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan. The locality yielded the typical Pleistocene fauna of the Siwalik Group in Pakistan. The fossils of Bubalus platyceros described in this article were excavated from the Pleistocene of Sardhok. The collected specimens represent some of the rarest anatomical elements of the species, found in Pakistan for the first time, and add substantial knowledge on the anatomical features of Bu. platyceros. Bubalus jarikasensis erected by Akhtar in 2002 is reviewed in this paper and synonymized to Bu. platyceros.

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology


Vol. 54, Iss. 6, Pages 2501-3000


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