Miocene Hominoid Primate Dental Remains from the Siwaliks of Pakistan

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Two regions of the Old World show a thick, uninterrupted series of Miocene freshwater sediments with rich, successive mammalian faunas: the Upper Freshwater Molasse (Obere Süsswasser-Molasse) of subalpine southern Bavaria together with the neighboring subalpine parts of Austria, and the Siwalik series of Pakistan. In 1939, in order to compare the faunas and sections of both series, Dr. J. Schröder (now conservator at the BSPhG in Munich) and I undertook a 6-week visit to the classic Siwalik area of Chinji, Sethi Nagri Dhok, and Dhok Pathan (Schröder and Dehm, 1940). Unfortunately, war action in Munich destroyed most of the field notes and specimens in 1944. In 1955–56 Dr. Th. Zu Oettingen-Spielberg, Dr. H. Vidal, and I made a visit of 7 weeks to this area (Dehm et al., 1958). More details on localities, sections, accompanying faunas, and on the preliminary taxonomic attributions will be given elsewhere.


Natural Size Mandibular Ramus Occlusal View Main Cusp Distal Border 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Dehm
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Paläontologie und historische GeologieUniversität MünchenMünchen 2West Germany

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