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III.—Further Notes on the Mammals of the Eocene of Egypt

  • C. W. Andrews (a1)

Among the collections now in Cairo I find several new mammals, the remains of which have been collected by Mr. Beadnell, for the most part during the last few months. Brief descriptions of these new forms are now given in order that the names may be included in the lists in Mr. Beadnell's forthcoming report on the geology of the Fayûm area.

Pterodon macrognathus, sp. nov.

This creodont is known from the nearly complete left ramus of the mandible. The last molar, the first premolar, and the incisors are represented by the alveoli only, but the other teeth, with the exception of the canine, the crown of which is broken off, are in fairly good condition. The mandible is long and narrow from above downwards, the distance between the last tooth and the condyle being remarkably great. The transversely elongated cylindrical condyle is about on a level with the alveolar border, and is separated from the prominent angle by a deep notch; the coronoid region is imperfect.

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page 214 note 1 “Zeuglodon-reste aus dem Oberen Mitteleocaen des Fajum”: Beitr. Pal. u. Geol. Oster.-Ung. u. d. Orients, Bd. xv, Heft 2 and 3 (1903), p. 83.

page 215 note 1 Op. cit., pl. viii, fig. 2.

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