New skulls of Kolpochoerus phacochoeroides (Suidae: Mammalia) from the late Pliocene of Ahl al Oughlam, Morocco

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dc.contributor.author Geraads, Denis
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-02T09:09:53Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-02T09:09:53Z
dc.date.issued 2004-12
dc.identifier.issn 0078-8554
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net10539/13322
dc.description.abstract The discovery of two male skulls of Kolpochoerus phacochoeroides from the late Pliocene of Ahl al Oughlam in Morocco, and the revision of the whole collection from this locality, allows us to extend the description of this North African form, to estimate its sexual dimorphism and the extent of individual variation in a large isochronous sample, to reveal some ontogenic changes, and to confirmits distinction as a species on its own, as its cranial proportions (large occipital, short snout) and tooth characters (lack of enamel on upper canines, reduced incisors and premolars, complicated third molars) set it clearly apart from the East and SouthAfrican forms.Acladistic analysis shows that K. phacochoeroides and Hylochoerus are the terminal branches of the Kolpochoerus clade, which is the sister-group of Potamochoerus. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship ‘Mission Littoral’ of the French ‘Ministère des Affaires Etrangères’ ‘Région Aquitaine’. Palaeo-anthropology Scientific Trust en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research en_ZA
dc.subject Africa, Pliocene, Pleistocene, Suidae, Mammalia, Kolpochoerus, cladistics. en_ZA
dc.title New skulls of Kolpochoerus phacochoeroides (Suidae: Mammalia) from the late Pliocene of Ahl al Oughlam, Morocco en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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