Une nouvelle espèce du genre Bohlinia (Mammalia, Giraffidae) du Miocène supérieur de Toros-Menalla, Tchad

Andossa LIKIUS, Patrick VIGNAUD & Michel BRUNET

fr Comptes Rendus Palevol 6 (3) - Pages 211-220

Published on 31 March 2007

A new species of Bohlinia (Mammalia, Giraffidae) from the Late Miocene of Toros-Menalla, Chad

New Giraffidae specimens discovered from the Late Miocene fossiliferous sector of Toros-Menalla (northern Chad) are described. These specimens are assigned to Bohlinia, a genus known so far only in some Late Miocene localities of Eurasia. This is the first occurrence of the genus in Africa. Analysis of the material allows us to describe a new species of giraffid, Bohlinia adoumi n. sp., probably close to the Eurasian forms.


Giraffidae, Bohlinia, new species, Late Miocene, Chad, Toros-Menalla

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