Journal of the Geological Society of India

, Volume 80, Issue 1, pp 119–122 | Cite as

Discovery of antler from a new site in the Pinjor Formation (Pleistocene) of Pakistan

  • Abdul Ghaffar
  • Muhammad Akhtar
  • Muhammad Akbar Khan
  • Abdul Majid Khan
  • Khizar Samiullah
  • Mehboob Iqbal


Partially complete right antler from the Pinjor Formation (Pleistocene) of the Upper Siwalik Subgroup is identified, described and its phylogenetic relationship is discussed. The fossil antler is compared with other known fossil records of family Cervidae as well as with the extant species, on the basis of which it can be attributed to Axis punjabiensis. This species has not been reported previously from this fossil site.


Antler Axis punjabiensis Cervidae Upper Siwaliks Pleistocene Pakistan 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdul Ghaffar
    • 1
  • Muhammad Akhtar
    • 2
  • Muhammad Akbar Khan
    • 3
  • Abdul Majid Khan
    • 2
  • Khizar Samiullah
    • 2
  • Mehboob Iqbal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MeteorologyCOMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity of the PunjabLahorePakistan
  3. 3.Department of ZoologyGC UniversityFaisalabadPakistan

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