Lammidhania

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Lammidhania
Temporal range: early to middle Eocene
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla[1]
Family: Anthracobunidae
Genus: Lammidhania
Gingerich, 1977
Species
  • L. wardi (Pilgrim, 1940)

Lammidhania is an extinct genus of the perissodactyl stem of early proboscidean (elephant-like) mammals, which lived from the early to middle Eocene period. Its fossil remains were discovered in 1940 in the Chorlakki locality of the Punjab province of Pakistan.

It is the smallest known anthracobunid, and was formerly classified with proboscideans.

Cooper et al. (2014) regard most specimens referred to the genus as belonging to Anthracobune.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cooper, L. N.; Seiffert, E. R.; Clementz, M.; Madar, S. I.; Bajpai, S.; Hussain, S. T.; Thewissen, J. G. M. (2014-10-08). "Anthracobunids from the Middle Eocene of India and Pakistan Are Stem Perissodactyls". PLoS ONE. 9 (10): e109232. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109232. PMC 4189980Freely accessible. PMID 25295875. 
  • N.A. Wells and Philip D. Gingerich. 1983. Review of Eocene Anthracobunidae (Mammalia, Proboscidea) with a new genus and species, Jozaria palustris, from the Kuldana Formation of Kohat (Pakistan). Contrib. Mus. Pal. Univ. Michigan 26(7): 117-139.
  • Philip D. Gingerich. 1977. A small collection of fossil vertebrates from the middle Eocene Kuldana and Kohat Formations of Punjab (Pakistan). Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan, 24(18): 190-203.