Lophiomeryx kargilensis Nanda and Sahni 1990 (ruminant)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Lophiomerycidae

Full reference: A. C. Nanda and A. Sahni. 1990. Oligocene vertebrates from Ladakh Molasse group, Ladakh: palaeobiogeographic implications. Journal of Himalayan Geology 1:1-10

Belongs to Lophiomeryx according to G. M├ętais et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Lophiomeryx angarae, Lophiomeryx benarensis, Lophiomeryx chalaniati, Lophiomeryx gracilis, Lophiomeryx minor, Lophiomeryx mouchelini, Lophiomeryx shinaoensis, Lophiomeryx turgaicus

Type specimen: WIF/A 416, a mandible. Its type locality is 3.5 km ESE of Kargil township (K/7b horizon), which is in an Oligocene fluvial-lacustrine mudstone in the Kargil Formation of India.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Oligocene of India (1 collection), Pakistan (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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