A left astragalus, RV 31044 was attributed to “Gazella” paotehensis by Teilhard de Chardin and Young (1931), still kept in the IVPP collection. Comparing with V 2915 (a right astragalus of “G.” dorcadoides from Li and Qi, 1964), RV 31044 is larger than V 2915 in size, especially in the lateral length, medial length and distal width (Appendix Table 1), which indicate that “G.” paotehensis may have had a larger body mass (Martinez and Sudre, 1995). There is a tentative middle crest in the proximal trochlea of RV 31044 and V 2915. In lateral view, the distal astragalo-calcaneal facet of V 2915 is more expanded, approaching the dorsal surface, whereas that of RV 31044 is slightly laterally elevated. In medial view, a proximal crest occurs in V 2915, and the corresponding area in RV 31044 is flat.

 

APPENDIX TABLE 1. Astragalus measurements of “Gazella paotehensis and “G. dorcadoides (mm).

species “G.” paotehensis
RV 31044
“G.” dorcadoides
V 2915
lateral length 26.3 -
proximal width 14.5 14.4
dorso-plantar height 14.1 13.1
medial length 24.4 22.4
distal width 15.7 13.8

 

 

APPENDIX TABLE 2. Lower teeth measurements of “Gazella dorcadoides ascribed by Schlosser (1903) (mm).

Specimen number Type L W1 W2 W3 H1 H2 Wear stage
1900 XII 65 R m1 11.0 5.2 5.4   - - moderate
  R m2 13.0 5.2 4.8   - - moderate
1900 XII 721 L m3 -   4.8 2.8 - - moderate
1900 XII 722 L m2 13.6 6.8 6.4   15.0 15.8 moderate
  L m3 15.0 5.2 4.7 - - - moderate
1900 XII 723 R m1 12.7 5.7 5.7   - 13.8 moderate
1900 XII 724 L m3 16.5 6.6 6.2 4.0 9.0 9.2 middle*
1900 XII 725 R p4 9.1 3.7 4.5   6.8   moderate
1900 XII 726 L p4 9.1 4.4 4.5   7.6   moderate
1900 XII 727 ? L p4   4.3     7.4   moderate

*middle wear in later wear stage than moderate wear.

 

APPENDIX FIGURE 1. Astragali of “Gazella paotehensis and “G.dorcadoides , 1-4 for “G. paotehensis , 5-8 for “G.dorcadoides : RV 31044, 1) dorsal view, 2) ventral view, 3) medial view, 4) lateral view; V 2915, 5) dorsal view, 6) ventral view, 7) medial view, 8) lateral view. Scale bar equals 50 mm.

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APPENDIX FIGURE 2. Lower teeth of “Gazelladorcadoides ascribed by Schlosser (1903), 1-15 for “G.dorcadoides , 16-24 revised as “G.paotehensis : BSPG 1903 XII 65, 1) occlusal view, 2) lingual view, 3) buccal view; BSPG 1903 XII 721, 4) occlusal view, 5) lingual view, 6) buccal view; BSPG 1903 XII 722, 7) occlusal view, 8) lingual view, 9) buccal view; BSPG 1903 XII 723, 10) occlusal view, 11) lingual view, 12) buccal view; BSPG 1903 XII 724, 13) occlusal view, 14) lingual view, 15) buccal view; BSPG 1903 XII 725, 16) occlusal view, 17) lingual view, 18) buccal view; BSPG 1903 XII 726, 19) occlusal view, 20) lingual view, 21) buccal view; BSPG 1903 XII 727, 22) occlusal view, 23) lingual view, 24) buccal view. Scale bar equals 30 mm.

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