Neochorlakkia myaingensis n. gen., n. sp., a new Dichobunidae (Mammalia, Cetartiodactyla) from the middle Eocene Pondaung Formation, Myanmar

Stéphane DUCROCQ, Aung Naing SOE, Chit SEIN, Yaowalak CHAIMANEE, Olivier CHAVASSEAU & Jean-Jacques JAEGER

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 21 (4) - Pages 115-122

Published on 31 January 2022

The diversity of basal ungulates is significant in the late middle Eocene Pondaung Formation (Myanmar). However, the precise identification or attribution of some fossils is sometimes difficult because of the scarcity and poor preservation of the material. We describe here a new genus and species of a Dichobunidae from Paukkaung Kyitchaung 2 locality, that is morphologically and probably phylo­genetically close to a taxon from the early-middle Eocene of Pakistan, and we discuss the attribution of dental material to Myanmarius chitseini Tsubamoto, Egi, Takai, Htike & Zin-Maung-Maung-Thein, 2013, an inderterminate artiodactyl from Pondaung. This study also confirms that dispersals were possible between the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia during the first part of the Eocene.


Myanmar, Pondaung Formation, late middle Eocene, Cetartiodactyla, Dichobunidae, new genus, new species

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