First record of the Miocene hominoid Sivapithecus from Kutch, Gujarat state, western India.

Title

First record of the Miocene hominoid Sivapithecus from Kutch, Gujarat state, western India.

Creator

Bhandari Ansuya; Kay Richard F; Williams Blythe A; Tiwari Brahma Nand; Bajpai Sunil; Hieronymus Tobin L

Publisher

PloS one

Date

2018
2018

Description

Hominoid remains from Miocene deposits in India and Pakistan have played a pivotal role in understanding the evolution of great apes and humans since they were first described in the 19th Century. We describe here a hominoid maxillary fragment preserving the canine and cheek teeth collected in 2011 from the Kutch (= Kachchh) basin in the Kutch district, Gujarat state, western India. A basal Late Miocene age is proposed based on the associated faunal assemblage that includes Hipparion and other age-diagnostic mammalian taxa. Miocene Hominoidea are known previously from several areas of the Siwalik Group in the outer western Himalayas of India, Pakistan, and Nepal. This is the first record of a hominoid from the Neogene of the Kutch Basin and represents a significant southern range extension of Miocene hominoids in the Indian peninsula. The specimen is assigned to the Genus Sivapithecus, species unspecified.

Subject

Animals; India; Biological Evolution; Geology; *Archaeology; *Hominidae/anatomy & histology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

e0206314-e0206314

Issue

11

Volume

13

Citation

Bhandari Ansuya; Kay Richard F; Williams Blythe A; Tiwari Brahma Nand; Bajpai Sunil; Hieronymus Tobin L, “First record of the Miocene hominoid Sivapithecus from Kutch, Gujarat state, western India.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed February 25, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6320.

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