A Diverse hominoid fauna from the Late Middle Pleistocene breccia cave of Tham Khuyen, Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Anthropological papers of the AMNH ; no. 73

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dc.contributor.author Schwartz, Jeffrey H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Long, Vu The. en_US
dc.contributor.author Cuong, Nguyen Lan. en_US
dc.contributor.author Kha, Le Trung. en_US
dc.contributor.author Tattersall, Ian. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-02-08T17:55:09Z
dc.date.available 2006-02-08T17:55:09Z
dc.date.issued 1994 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/258
dc.description 11 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 10-11) en_US
dc.description.abstract The cave of Tham Khuyen in Lang Son Province, northeastern Vietnam, has yielded a large mammalian fauna of probable late middle Pleistocene date. A series of isolated hominoid primate teeth, formerly allocated to the extant orangutan Pongo pygmaeus, has recently been reexamined and found to represent more than one species. These specimens are described in detail in this paper and are analyzed as follows. Some of the teeth are indeed clearly identifiable as those of Pongo pygmaeus, but the majority appear to belong to a species related to the orangutan but not identical with it. A few teeth are distinct from either of the above, both in size and morphology, and are interpreted here as representing a previously undescribed genus and species of a large-bodied hominoid. In addition, a few teeth are regarded as indeterminate at present. With the recognition of this multiplicity of hominoid species at Tham Khuyen, it is evident that the large-bodied hominoid fauna of middle Pleistocene Vietnam was considerably more diverse than formerly supposed, including Gigantopithecus blacki) and Homo sp. in addition to the species noted above. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 73 en_US
dc.subject.lcc GN2 .A27 no.73, 1994 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Primates, Fossil -- Vietnam -- Lang Son (Province) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tham Khuyen Cave (Vietnam) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Pleistocene -- Lang Son (Province) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Vietnam -- Lang Son (Province) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Breccia. en_US
dc.title A Diverse hominoid fauna from the Late Middle Pleistocene breccia cave of Tham Khuyen, Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Anthropological papers of the AMNH ; no. 73 en_US
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    The Anthropological Papers, published continuously since 1907, are monographic volumes that include some of the great ethnographies of the 20th century, particularly on North American Indians. Several illustrious anthropologists published their work in the Anthropological Papers, as well as many past and present curators of the AMNH Division of Anthropology. Prior to 1930, large special reports were published in the Memoirs.

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