The aim of this paper is to put on record an occurrence of fossiliferous spelean sediments at Naungkwe Taung, Myanmar, not far from the mouth of the Salween River where it debouches into the Martaban Gulf, Andaman Sea. The fauna from the deposits includes a diversity of mammals (suids, cervids, bovids, ursid carnivores) among which there is an extinct suid of diminutive dimensions related to the Pygmy Hog (Porcula salvania) and a larger species close in size to the extant Warty Pigs (Dasychoerus verrucosus). The small suid is morphometrically close to the species “Sus” sangiranensis from Sangiran, Java, and “Sus” xiaozhu from Bijiashan, China, and slightly larger than extant Porcula salvania. The fossiliferous deposits at Naungkwe Taung, Kayin State, Myanmar, correlate best to Bijiashan Cave, China, to the younger part of the Liucheng Cave succession, China, and part of the sequence at Sangiran, Java. A Middle Pleistocene age is suggested.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 16 • No. 4