New specimens of a primitive hippopotamus, <i>Kenyapotamus coryndonae</i>, from the Upper Miocene Nakali Formation, Kenya

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Abstract

New dental and astragalar specimens of a primitive hippopotamus, <i>Kenyapotamus coryndonae</i> (Mammalia, Cetartiodactyla, Hippopotamidae, Kenyapotaminae) from the lower Upper Miocene Nakali Formation at the Nakali locality, central Kenya, are described and illustrated. The new specimens increase the known morphological and size variations of the dentition and astragalus in this primitive hippopotamid species, which is important to understand the origin and early evolution of the Hippopotamidae.

Journal

  • The Journal of the Geological Society of Japan

    The Journal of the Geological Society of Japan 121(4), 153-159, 2015

    The Geological Society of Japan

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005089842
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00141768
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0016-7630
  • NDL Article ID
    026398622
  • NDL Call No.
    Z15-174
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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