Systematics and Palaeo-Environmental Implications of Hexaprotodon Sivalensis (Hippopotamidae, Mammalia) from the Plio-Pleistocene Upper Siwaliks (Pakistan)

  • Ayesha Iqbal
  • Abdul Majid KhanEmail author
  • Rana Manzoor Ahmad
  • Muhammad Akbar Khan
  • Muhammad Akhtar
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Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


The specimens discussed in this paper were collected from the Tatrot Formation of the Upper Siwaliks of Pakistan. The sample comprises isolated upper premolar, molars and a complete mandible. Based upon the comparative morphological affinities with the previously reported fossil material of Hippopotamidae from the Siwalik region, the newly recovered specimens are recognized as belonging to Hexaprotodon sivalensis. These samples showed differences both in morphology and size when compared to living Hippopotamus amphibius and Hexaprotodon liberiensis.


Artiodactyla Hippopotamus Tatrot Pinjor Pliocene Pleistocene 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayesha Iqbal
    • 1
  • Abdul Majid Khan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rana Manzoor Ahmad
    • 1
  • Muhammad Akbar Khan
    • 1
  • Muhammad Akhtar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyQuaid-e-Azam Campus, University of the PunjabLahorePakistan

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