Dhok Pathan Stratotype Fauna (Miocene of Pakistan)

Where: Punjab, Pakistan (33.6° N, 72.5° E: paleocoordinates 30.9° N, 73.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Dhok Pathan Formation (Siwalik Group), Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. J. M. Moonen, P. Y. Sondaar, and S. T. Hussain. 1978. A comparison of larger fossil mammals in the stratotypes of the Chinji, Nagri and Dhok Pathan Formations (Punjab, Pakistan). Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Series B: Palaeontology, Geology, Physics and Chemistry 81(4):425-436 [W. Clyde/J. Finarelli/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 13474: authorized by Will Clyde, entered by John Finarelli on 28.03.2002

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Taxonomic list

• Review of collections made from type locality of the Chinji Formation
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinoceros cf. sivalensis one-horned rhinoceros
Chilotherium intermedium rhinoceros
Chilotherium intermedium companatum
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion theobaldi hipparionine horse
Hipparion antilopinum hipparionine horse
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Crocuta carnifex spotted hyaena
Crocuta gigantea spotted hyaena
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Deinotheriidae spp. Bonaparte 1845 deinothere
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
 Artiodactyla -
Merycopotamus dissimilis even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Tragulidae
Dorcatherium sp. Kaup 1839 chevrotain
Dorcatherium minus Lydekker 1876 chevrotain
Dorcatherium majus Lydekker 1876 chevrotain
Dorcabune nagrii chevrotain
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae