Large ungulates from the basal Oligocene of Oman: 3 - Anthracotheriidae


The presence of Anthracotheriidae, Artiodactyla, Mammalia, in the Early Oligocene of Oman was reported in 1992, but the fossils were never described. This paper rectifies the situation by describing two teeth that can be attributed to Bothriogenys gorringei, a species that is common in the Eocene-Oligocene Fayum deposits, Egypt. The Omani fossils hel to fill a geographic gap that used to exist between the Fayum species on the one hand, and anthracothere species from the Far East on the other. The material consists of an upper molar from Thaytiniti and half a lower molar from Taqah

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Anthracotheriidae, Oligocene, Oman, biogeography, Bothriogenys

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