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

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

Khurram Feroz, Khizar Samiullah, Saleem Akhtar, Rana Mehroz, Mahpara Gillani, Misbah Jabeen, Shakila Naz, Humaira Sarfraz
J. Bio. Env. Sci.10( 2), 231-240, February 2017.
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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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