New fossils of Miotragocerus gluten from the Lower Siwalik, Pakistan

DOI: 10.48129/kjs.15777

Authors

  • Dr Kiran Aftab University of Gujrat, Gujrat https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0761-8690
  • Muhammad Shadab Department of Zoology, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Muhammad AKbar Khan Dr. Abu Bakr Fossil Display & Research Centre, Institute of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Quid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore 54590, Pakistan
  • Mubashar Hussain Department of Zoology, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Adeeb Babar Department of Zoology, University of Okara, Okara, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Syed Ghyour Abbas Department of Zoology, University of Sialkot, Sialkot, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Faheem Malik Department of Zoology, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Riffat Iqbal Department of Zoology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Areej Arif Department of Zoology, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48129/kjs.15777

Abstract

The specimens of Miotragocerus gluten are collected from the Lower Siwalik outcrops nearby Chabbar Sayadan and Phadial. The newly discovered specimens include the two horn cores and isolated teeth. Miotragocerus gluten are the medium sized bovids, having brachydont to sub-hypsodont type of dentition. The cusps are elevated, and the crown is surrounded by a rugose enamel layer. The present study reveals the abundance of bovids in the middle Miocene deposits which indicates a grassland ecosystem in this area.

Published

14-12-2021

Issue

Section

Biology