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Title: A new fossil sirenian (Mammalia, Dugonginae) from the Miocene of India
Authors: Bajpai S.
Domning D.P.
Das D.P.
Vélez-Juarbe J.
Mishra V.P.
Published in: Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie - Abhandlungen
Abstract: Kutchisiren cylindrica, n. gen. n. sp., is a dugongine sirenian represented by a single skull with mandible from the Lower Miocene (Aquitanian or Burdigalian) Khari Nadi Formation in the district of Kutch (= Kachchh), Gujarat State, western India. It is characterized by a braincase of nearly cylindrical form, a strong rostral deflection of about 78°, and a large upper incisor tusk with a lozenge-shaped cross section. It evidently coexisted with at least two other dugongine taxa: Bharatisiren kachchhensis and Domningia sodhae. These three forms differed in rostral deflection, body size, and other details of skull and tusk morphology that apparently enabled them to partition the available marine seagrass resources. Their exact phylogenetic relationships, however, remain unresolved for now. © 2010 E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart, Germany.
Citation: Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie - Abhandlungen (2010), 258(1): 39-50
URI: https://doi.org/10.1127/0077-7749/2010/0082
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/6354
Issue Date: 2010
Keywords: Dugongidae
India
Miocene
Sirenia
Taxonomy
ISSN: 777749
Author Scopus IDs: 16214305000
6701547693
7402353210
14044371000
7102563872
Author Affiliations: Bajpai, S., Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247667, India
Domning, D.P., Department of Anatomy, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, United States
Das, D.P., Geological Survey of India Palaeontology Division, Kolkata 700016, India
Vélez-Juarbe, J., Department of Anatomy, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, United States
Mishra, V.P., Palaeontology Division Geological Survey of India, Lucknow 226024, India
Corresponding Author: Bajpai, S.; Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247667, India; email: sunilfes@iitr.ernet.in
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