The Significance of Hitherto Undescribed Miocene Hominoids from the Siwaliks of Pakistan in the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt

  • G. H. R. von Koenigswald
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With a team from the Geology Department of the University of Utrecht, as well as assistance from Tasir Hussain of Lahore and a grant allocated by the Werner-Reimers Foundation, several weeks were spent in Pakistan during the winter season of 1964-1965. A good faunal assemblage, now deposited in the Geological Institute of the University of Utrecht, was collected. Included in this faunal assemblage were a number of Miocene primate fossils which to date have yet to be presented to the scientific community. Therefore, it is the intent of this chapter to describe the hominoid primates recovered and to discuss their significance to the taxonomic and phylogenetic status of Ramapithecus


Faunal Assemblage MIOCENE Hominoid Mandibular Fragment Hominoid Evolution Potwar Plateau 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. H. R. von Koenigswald
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  1. 1.Section of PaleoanthropologySenckenberg MuseumFrankfurt 1West Germany

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