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The striking similarity among the molars of Listriodon and Deinotherium from the lower Siwaliks of Pakistan

By: Khurram Feroz, Khizar Samiullah, Saleem Akhtar, Rana Mehroz, Mahpara Gillani, Misbah Jabeen, Shakila Naz, Humaira Sarfraz

Key Words: Listriodon, Deinotherium, Feeding, Molars, Lophodont

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 10(2), 231-240, February 2017.

Abstract

The fossil teeth of Listriodon pentapotamiae and Deinotherium pentapotamiae have been collected from Dhok Bun Ameer Khatoon, Chinji and Lava; district Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan. These sites belong to Lower Siwaliks, Chinji Formation. The specimens include upper molars of Listriodon and an isolated upper molar of Deinotherium which was discovered from the locality of Dhok Bun Ameer Khatoon for the very first time, but not unknown from the Chinji Formation. The type of the teeth and the habit of feeding are interlinked. The striking similarity has been observed among the molars of Listriodon and Deinotherium.

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The striking similarity among the molars of Listriodon and Deinotherium from the lower Siwaliks of Pakistan

Abbreviations

M, molar; L, maximum preserved length; mm, millimeter; W, maximum preserved width; W/L, width length ratio; GCS, Government College of Science (Institutional abbreviation).

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Khurram Feroz, Khizar Samiullah, Saleem Akhtar, Rana Mehroz, Mahpara Gillani, Misbah Jabeen, Shakila Naz, Humaira Sarfraz. 2017. The striking similarity among the molars of Listriodon and Deinotherium from the lower Siwaliks of Pakistan. J. Bio. Env. Sci. 10(2), 231-240.
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