Ceratomorphs (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) from the early Eocene Andarak 2 locality in Kyrgyzstan


en Geodiversitas 27 (2) - Pages 221-237

Published on 30 June 2005

Four taxa of ceratomorph perissodactyls are identified from the lower Alay beds (latest early Eocene, Ypresian) at the Andarak 2 locality in Kyrgyzstan: the deperetellid Teleolophus medius Matthew & Granger, 1925 (= Deperetella ferganica Belyaeva, 1962), the rhodopagid Pataecops minutissimus (Reshetov, 1979) n. comb. (= Pataecops microdon Reshetov, 1979), the amynodontid Sharamynodon kirghisensis (Belyaeva, 1971), and the lophialetid Eoletes tianshanicus n. sp.; this new species is characterized by its small size, a low and anteriorly situated infraorbital foramen, a low zygomatic root, a long bony palate and a two-rooted P1.

Keywords :

Mammalia, Perissodactyla, Ceratomorpha, Lophialetidae, Deperetellidae, Rhodopagidae, Amynodontidae, Eocene, Andarak, Kyrgyzstan, new species

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