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17 August 2009 Suidae and Sanitheriidae from Wadi Moghra, Early Miocene, Egypt
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New suid and sanithere material from Wadi Moghra, early Miocene, Egypt, is described and discussed. The new material greatly improves the sample size and diversity of suoids known from North Africa, and includes one species of Sanitheriidae and three species of Kubanochoerinae. The Moghra suoid assemblage most closely resembles that from Gebel Zelten, Libya, suggesting that at least part of the Moghra deposits may overlap in time with part of Zelten, i.e., is equivalent in age to MN 4–5 of the European mammal zonation, or PIII of the East African one. Information from suids and sanitheres is consistent with previous interpretations, that the Moghra deposits were formed under swampy and littoral paleoenvironmental conditions.

Martin Pickford, Ellen R. Miller, and Ahmed N. El-Barkooky "Suidae and Sanitheriidae from Wadi Moghra, Early Miocene, Egypt," Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 55(1), (17 August 2009). https://doi.org/10.4202/app.2009.0015
Received: 29 January 2009; Accepted: 1 August 2009; Published: 17 August 2009
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