Research Paper

Rhinocerotid remains from Middle Siwalik Subgroup of Northern Pakistan

Muhammad Hanif, Naureen Rana, Muhammad Akbar Khan, Muhammad Asim, Muhammad Adeeb Babar, Sayyed Ghyour Abbas, Zaman Gul, Qudeer Ahmed, Khalid Mehmood

Published on: 01 May 2023

Page: 205 - 216

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2023.68.205


A recent expedition in the Potwar Plateau of Pakistan has yielded dental material of three rhinocerotid species Chilotherium intermedium, Alicornops complanatum, and Brachypotherium perimense. The material came from the Nagri and Dhok Pathan formations of the Middle Siwalik Subgroup in Punjab, Pakistan. These specimens are good addition to provide additional morphological characters that show information about the variations in dental characters of theese already recorded species and contribute to recent work on Rhinocerotidae from the Middle Siwalik Subgroup of Pakistan. The studied remains of these three rhinocerotids species whose remains are relatively low in the Middle Siwaliks are good paleontological contribution with some more detailed work suggested here to understand about these genera. Presence of these Siwalik rhinocerotids indicates diverse habitats from forest to savanna environments.

Keyword: Alicornops, Brachypotherium, Chilotherium, Miocene, Paleontology, Perissodactyla, Potwar Plateau

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