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Original article : fossil reconstruction

Digital restoration of the snout of Khirtharia inflata (Raoellidae,  Artiodactyla) from the middle Eocene of northwest Himalaya
Maëva J. Orliac Logo, Mohd Waqas Logo, Rajendra Rana Logo and Thierry Smith Logo
Published online: 20/06/2024

Keywords: Cetacea; incisor; India; raoellid

References: 12

Cite this article: Maëva J. Orliac, Mohd Waqas, Rajendra Rana and Thierry Smith, 2024. Digital restoration of the snout of Khirtharia inflata (Raoellidae,  Artiodactyla) from the middle Eocene of northwest Himalaya. MorphoMuseuM e224. doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.224

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In this work, we digitally restore the snout of the raoellide Khirtharia inflata from the Kalakot area (Rajouri District, Jammu & Kashmir, India). Raoellids are small, semiaquatic ungulates closely related to cetaceans. The specimen is fairly complete and preserves left and right maxillaries, left premaxillary, and part of the anterior and jugal dentition. The digital restoration of this quite complete but deformed specimen of Khirtharia inflata is a welcome addition to the data available for raoellids and will be used to further the understanding of the origins of cetaceans.

Specimens and 3D Data

Khirtharia inflata GU/RJ/157 View specimen


deformed partial skull

Type: "3D_surfaces"

doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.1454   state:in_press

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reconstruction of half snout

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doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.1455   state:in_press

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reconstruction of complete snout

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doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.1456   state:in_press

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