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A new primate from the Middle Eocene of Myanmar and the Asian early origin of anthropoids.
A new genus and species of anthropoid primate, Bahinia pondaungensis gen. et sp. nov., is described from the Yashe Kyitchaung locality in the Late Middle Eocene Pondaung Formation (Myanmar). It isExpand
A colubrid snake in the late Eocene of Thailand : the oldest known Colubridae (Reptilia, Serpentes)
Up to now, the oldest known colubrid snakes were fossils from the early Oligocene of Western Europe and from the Arabian Peninsula. An indeterminate colubrid has been recently recovered in the lateExpand
A Fossil Lemur from the Oligocene of Pakistan
The discovery of a strepsirrhine fossil with strong cheirogaleid lemur affinities from early Oligocene deposits of the Bugti Hills (Balochistan, Pakistan) represents the earliest record of Lemuriformes, which hence appear to have already diversified outside of Madagascar at least 30 million years ago. Expand
A new orang-utan relative from the Late Miocene of Thailand
The lower jaw of a new hominoid from the Late Miocene of Thailand is described, Khoratpithecus piriyai gen. et sp. Expand
A Middle Miocene hominoid from Thailand and orangutan origins
The origin of orangutans has long been debated. Sivapithecus is considered to be the closest ancestor of orangutans because of its facial–palatal similarities, but its dental characteristics andExpand
New remains of primitive ruminants from Thailand: evidence of the early evolution of the Ruminantia in Asia
Results of phylogenetic analysis show that tragulids are monophyletic and appear nested within the lophiomerycids, which enhances the hypothesis that ruminants originated in Asia, but it also challenges the taxonomic status oftraguloids within the Ruminantia. Expand
Early rhinocerotids (Mammalia: Perissodactyla) from South Asia and a review of the Holarctic Paleogene rhinocerotid record
The earliest rhinocerotids from South Asia are identified on the basis of few dental remains originating from the Late Eocene of Thailand (Wai Lek mine, Krabi Basin) and the Early Oligocene ofExpand
Chaungtha, a new Middle Miocene mammal locality from the Irrawaddy Formation, Myanmar
Abstract We describe here a mammalian assemblage originating from the locality of Chaungtha (Irrawaddy Formation, Myanmar). It represents one of the rare descriptions of a precisely located, inExpand
Khoratpithecus piriyai, a Late Miocene hominoid of Thailand.
Koratpithecus represents a new lineage of Southeast Asian hominoids, closely related to extant great ape ancestors, and several of its morphological derived characters are shared with the orangutan, indicating sister-group relationship with that extant ape. Expand
A new Late Eocene anthropoid primate from Thailand
The discovery of a new anthropoid from the Thai Late Eocene locality of Krabi is reported, which displays several additional anthropoid characters with regard to those of the Eocene Burmese genera and provides strong additional evidence for a southeast Asian evolutionary centre for anthropoids. Expand