Eocene and Oligocene sirenians (Mammalia) from Kachchh, India

Title

Eocene and Oligocene sirenians (Mammalia) from Kachchh, India

Creator

Bajpai S; Thewissen J G M; Kapur V; Tiwar B N; Sahni A

Publisher

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Date

2006
2006-06

Description

Discoveries of three species of Eocene sirenians in District Kachchh, State of Gujarat, India, are reported. A species of the protosirenid Protosiren is represented by cranial and postcranial material, and the halitherime dugongid Eosiren is represented by a poorly preserved mandible. Neither of these can be identified at the specific level. A new species of haltherime dugongids is described: Eotheroides babiae, n. sp. The species is based on a lower jaw with teeth. Another new fossil sirenian is reported from the Oligocene (Chattian) Maniyara Fort Formation. The new species, Bharatisiren indica, n. sp., is based on a well-preserved skull, mandibles, and several postcranial specimens. Bharatisiren is a basal dugongine dugongid, close to previously described Bharatisiren kachchhensis and possibly near the origin of the modern genus Dugong.

Subject

Paleontology; kutch; western india

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

400-410

Issue

2

Volume

26

Citation

Bajpai S; Thewissen J G M; Kapur V; Tiwar B N; Sahni A, “Eocene and Oligocene sirenians (Mammalia) from Kachchh, India,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 17, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/8547.

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