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New Fossil remains of Giraffokeryx punjabiensis from the Miocene outcrops of Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan

Saleem Akhtar, Khizar Samiullah, Azhar Rasul, Javeria Altaf

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Int. J. Biosci.15(6), 405-419, December 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.6.405-419


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New fossil remains of Giraffokeryx punjabiensis has been described here on the basis of taxonomic characters which were collected from the outcrops of Dhok Bun Ameer Khatoon (Lat. 320 79¢ 26.5² N Long. 720 92¢ 35.8² E). These outcrops are situated in district Chakwal, Punjab province, northern Pakistan. This locality of Late Miocene belongs to Chinji Formation, Lower Siwaliks of Pakistan with estimated age of 14.2–11.2 Ma. The described fossils of family Giraffokerycinae designated in this paper include isolated upper dentition including premolars and molars. The fossil giraffes indicate forests and woodland ecosystem at the time of deposition.


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New Fossil remains of Giraffokeryx punjabiensis from the Miocene outcrops of Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan

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