New material of Propotamochoerus (Suidae, Mammalia) from the Irrawaddy Formation, Myanmar
Abstract:Currently the only members of the family Suidae known from the Miocene of Myanmar and Thailand belong to the subfamilies Tetraconodontinae with the genera Tetraconodon and Sivachoerus and Suinae with the genus Propotamochoerus recorded by few specimens. Here new records of the genus Propotamochoerus from the Lower Irrawaddy Formation at Tebingan in Myanmar are documented with additional material of P. “hysudricus” and for the first time with P. wui. Though the species P. “hysudricus” from the Indian Subcontinent needs revision, its presence in Myanmar indicates faunal affinities between both areas. Propotamochoerus wui is further known from Lufeng, southern China, and indicates faunal affinities between SE Asia and southern China. The finds are consistent with a Late Miocene age of the deposits.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2009
More about this publication?
- Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie continuously publishes current original contributions from all fields of geology, ever since its foundation in 1807. All published contributions are in the English language.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Subscribe to this Title
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites