The oldest fossil hippopotamus (Hippopotamus laloumena) of Madagascar (Belobaka, Mahajanga Province) - Archive ouverte HAL Access content directly
Journal Articles Comptes Rendus Palevol Year : 2010

The oldest fossil hippopotamus (Hippopotamus laloumena) of Madagascar (Belobaka, Mahajanga Province)

(1, 2) , (2) , (3) , (4) , (5)
1
2
3
4
5

Abstract

The Upper Pleistocene site Belobaka XVII (about 20,000 years) has yielded some Hippopotami remains included in a very hard breccia. Among this material two lower premolars, a juvenile calcaneus, two juvenile metatarsals and a first abaxial phalange have been cleaned and can be studied. They belong to Hippopotamus laloumena Faure and Guerin, 1990, allowed us to know for the first time the P/2 and P/3 of that species and confirm its validity. Belobaka is then the third Malagasyan site where H. laloumena has been found, and the first which yielded Pleistocene hippopotami remains
Not file

Dates and versions

insu-00672452 , version 1 (21-02-2012)

Identifiers

Cite

Martine Faure, Claude Guérin, Dominique Genty, Dominique Gommery, Beby Ramanivosoa. The oldest fossil hippopotamus (Hippopotamus laloumena) of Madagascar (Belobaka, Mahajanga Province). Comptes Rendus Palevol, 2010, 9 (4), pp.155-162. ⟨10.1016/j.crpv.2010.04.002⟩. ⟨insu-00672452⟩
154 View
0 Download

Altmetric

Share

Gmail Facebook Twitter LinkedIn More