I= TAXONOMY, EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY & BIOGEOGRAPHY OF THE SIWALIK GIRAFFIDS
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Title of Thesis
TAXONOMY, EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY & BIOGEOGRAPHY OF THE SIWALIK GIRAFFIDS

Author(s)
Zafar Hameed Bhatti
Institute/University/Department Details
Department of Zoology University of the Punjab, Lahore
Session
2004
Subject
Zoology
Number of Pages
280
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
Giraffokeryx punjabiensis, Giraffa Priscilla, Giraffa sivalensis, Sivatherium giganteum, Helladotherium grande, Hydaspitherium megacephalum, Hydaspitherium magnum

Abstract
A detailed systematic of the Siwalik Giraffids has been worked out as a result of which eight species belonging to five genera have been identified,. These are Giraffokeryx punjabiensis, Giraffa Priscilla, Giraffa sivalensis, Sivatherium giganteum, Helladotherium grande, Hydaspitherium megacephalum and Hydaspitherium magnum.

Status and position of the Siwalik and non-Siwalik genera and species has been reviewed and the following changes have been made;

i)Hamilton (1978) made five subfamilies of the giraffidae as (I) Okapinae, (II) Sibatheriinase,(III) Samotheriinae,(IV) Giraffine, (V) Palaeotraginae, instead of the three subfamilies were(i) Palaeotraginae,(ii) Giraffinae, (iii) Sivatheriinae. I am agree with Hamilton‚€™s (1978) classification.

ii) Hydaspitherium Synonymised with Bramatherium by Hamilton(1978), has been resurrected.

iii) The genus Giraffokeryx included in the subfamily Sivatheriinae by Hamilton(1978), has been transferred to the subfamily palaeotraginae

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1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 6
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3 2 Materials and methods 25
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4 3 Abbreviations 27
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5 4 Terminology 28
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6 5 Paleontology of siwalik Giraffade 31
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7 6 Systematic account 41
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8 7 Evolutionary History & Biogeography 252
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9 8 References 264
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