MAMMALIAN REMAINS IN THE CHINJI TYPE LOCALITY OF THE CHINJI FORMATION: A NEW COLLECTION
M. A. Khan, M. Malik, A. M. Khan * M. Iqbal**, and M. Akhtar *
Zoology Department, GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
*Zoology Department, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
**Zoology Department, Govt. College of Science, Wahdat road Lahore, Pakistan
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Seven mammalian fossils specimens of varying preservation states are described and discussed. The recovered remains include the upper and the lower dentition, and derive mostly from the flood plain channel deposits. The systematics of the rare findings Elachistocerus sp., Gazella sp. and Miotragocerus sp. are also discussed in here. Listriodon cf. pentapotamiae is also recovered from the middle Miocene of the Chinji type locality and consequently discussed in this paper. The aim of the paper is to describe poorly documented Middle Miocene mammalian species.
Key words: Bovids, Elachistocerus, Gazella, Listriodon, Miotragocerus, Mammalian fossils, Chinji Formation.