Lahore -- The skull of an animal, belonging to the family of extinct creatures known as anthracotheres, has been found in Sohawa, Jhelum District of Pakistan's Punjab province.
The plant-eating, semi-aquatic mammals called anthracotheres flourished over 40 million years and died out less than 2.5 million years ago.
lokonensis have similar patterns to grooves in the teeth of some older anthracotheres
, extinct hippo and whale relatives that lived about 40 million years ago in what is now Southeast Asia.
They think it belonged to a family of extinct hoofed creatures called anthracotheres
The data also imples that the resident mammals, including giraffes, antelopes, pigs, the hippo-like anthracotheres
, and primates, stayed in a limited area and did not move from one river system to the other on a yearly or seasonal basis.
These specimens represent the first record of Eocene anthracotheres
in Texas and are the southernmost and easternmost occurrence of the genus.