Nestoritherium

Nestoritherium is an extinct genus of chalicothere; it has been dated to have lived from the late Miocene to the Early Pleistocene (11.6–0.781 mya).[1][2][3] This range makes Nestoritherium the most recently dated chalicothere to date. It has been found in fossil sites in Myanmar and China.[3]

Nestoritherium
Temporal range: Late Miocene to Early Pleistocene
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Nestoritherium

Kaup, 1859

The genus Nestoritherium was erected by German paleontologist Johann Jakob Kaup in 1859 for the species then known as Chalicotherium sivalense,[4] itself named in 1843 by Falconer and Cautley from early Pleistocene material from India.[5]

Nestoritherium fuguense was named from partial lower jaw and palate material from Miocene beds in Fugu County, China in 2014.[5]

Material consisting of a fragmentary upper and lower molar recovered from the (early Pleistocene) Irrawaddy Formation in Myanmar has been referred to the genus Nestoritherium.[6] A femur of possible chalicothere origin was recovered from Pliocene deposits in Yenangyaung in 1897.[7]

SourcesEdit

  • Chinese Fossil Vertebrates by Spencer G. Lucas

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A NEW SPECIES OF CHALICOTHERIINAE (PERISSODACTYLA,MAMMALIA) FROM THE LATE MIOCENE IN THE LINXIA BASIN OF GANSU,CHINA--《Vertebrata PalAsiatica》2012年01期". en.cnki.com.cn. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  2. ^ "New Chalicothere Species Found From the Late Miocene of the Linxia Basin of Gansu, China----Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences". english.ivpp.cas.cn. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  3. ^ a b "Fossilworks: Nestoritherium". fossilworks.org. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  4. ^ Colbert, E. H. (1935). "The Proper Use of the Generic Name Nestoritherium". Journal of Mammalogy. 16 (3): 233–234. doi:10.1093/jmammal/16.3.233.
  5. ^ a b Xue, Xiang-Xu & Deng, Tao & Coombs, Margery & Zhang, Yun-Xiang (2014). "New chalicothere materials from the Late Miocene of Fugu, Shaanxi, China". Vertebrata PalAsiatica. 52: 401–426.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  6. ^ Tsubamoto, Takehisa; Zin-Maung-Maung-Thein; ThaungHtike; Egi, Naoko; Chit-Sein,; Maung-Maung,; Takai, Masanaru (2006). "Discovery of chalicothere and Dorcabune from the upper part (lower Pleistocene) of the Irrawaddy Formation, Myanmar" (PDF). Asian Paleoprimatology. 4: 137–142.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  7. ^ Hooijer, Dirk Albert (1951). "A Femur of a (?) Chalicothere from the Pliocene of Upper Burma". Journal of Mammalogy. 32 (4): 467–468. doi:10.1093/jmammal/32.4.467.