Mus cf. Mus flynni (Rodentia, Mammalia) from mudstone horizon underlying ash beds, upper Siwalik of Samba district, Jammu and Kashmir, India

  • Som Nath KundalEmail author
Original Paper


In this paper, two specimens of fossil Mus from the mudstone horizon underlying the geochronologically dated (2.48 Ma) volcanic ash bed/bentonitized tuff bands that straddle across Gauss-Matuyama transition exposed very near the village Barakhetar are described here. Based on molar morphological terminology, the specimens have been identified and tentatively referred to as Mus cf. Mus flynni. The specimens under the study are related to other fossil Mus from the Indian subcontinent in the present work.


Mus flynni Mudstone horizon Nagrota Formation Upper Siwalik Samba District India 



The corresponding author is thankful to SERB, New Delhi, for financial support under SERB project (No.SR/FTP/ES-71/2013) and Prof. GVR Prasad, University of Delhi for guiding the author during the preparation of manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of JammuJammuIndia

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