A primitive hyracoid (Mammalia, Paenungulata) from the early Priabonian (Late Eocene) of Egypt

  title={A primitive hyracoid (Mammalia, Paenungulata) from the early Priabonian (Late Eocene) of Egypt},
  author={Eugenie Barrow and Erik R. Seiffert and Elwyn Laverne Simons},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  pages={213 - 244}
A new hyracoid genus and species, Dimaitherium patnaiki from the early Late Eocene (early Priabonian) Birket Qarun Formation in the Fayum Depression, Egypt, is described. The material is approximately 37 million years old and three million years older than any other hyracoid known from the Fayum area. A partial cranium preserves features that are likely primitive within Paenungulata, such as a postorbital process made up solely of the frontals (without a parietal contribution), a restricted… 

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