New data on the Neogene anthracotheres (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from central Myanmar

Takehisa Tsubamoto, Thaung-Htike, Zin-Maung-Maung-Thein, Naoko Egi, Yuichiro Nishioka, Maung-Maung, Masanaru Takai

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Gnatho-dental specimens of the anthracotheres (Mammalia; Artiodactyla) from the four Neogene localities of central Myanmar are described. Four species of anthracotheres are recognized in the Neogene of central Myanmar: Microbunodon silistrensis and a small bothriodontine from the middle Miocene; and Microbunodon milaensis and Merycopotamus dissimilis from the latest Miocene to Pliocene. This discovery extends the temporal range of Microbunodon up to the Pliocene. The co-occurrence of forest-dwelling Microbunodon and grass-eating and semi-aquatic Me. dissimilis reinforces that central Myanmar was less arid and had a wider range of habitats than the northern Indian Subcontinent during the Pliocene. This implies the possibility that Pliocene Southeast Asia might have been a refugium for some late Miocene forest-dwelling ungulates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)956-964
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Vertebrate Paleontology
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes

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Tsubamoto, T., Thaung-Htike, Zin-Maung-Maung-Thein, Egi, N., Nishioka, Y., Maung-Maung, & Takai, M. (2012). New data on the Neogene anthracotheres (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from central Myanmar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32(4), 956-964. https://doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2012.670176

New data on the Neogene anthracotheres (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from central Myanmar. / Tsubamoto, Takehisa; Thaung-Htike; Zin-Maung-Maung-Thein; Egi, Naoko; Nishioka, Yuichiro; Maung-Maung; Takai, Masanaru.

In: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Vol. 32, No. 4, 01.07.2012, p. 956-964.

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Tsubamoto, T, Thaung-Htike, Zin-Maung-Maung-Thein, Egi, N, Nishioka, Y, Maung-Maung & Takai, M 2012, 'New data on the Neogene anthracotheres (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from central Myanmar', Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 956-964. https://doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2012.670176
Tsubamoto T, Thaung-Htike, Zin-Maung-Maung-Thein, Egi N, Nishioka Y, Maung-Maung et al. New data on the Neogene anthracotheres (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from central Myanmar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 2012 Jul 1;32(4):956-964. https://doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2012.670176
Tsubamoto, Takehisa ; Thaung-Htike ; Zin-Maung-Maung-Thein ; Egi, Naoko ; Nishioka, Yuichiro ; Maung-Maung ; Takai, Masanaru. / New data on the Neogene anthracotheres (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from central Myanmar. In: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 2012 ; Vol. 32, No. 4. pp. 956-964.
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