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Kantapon Suraprasit

Kantapon Suraprasit
Department of Geology · Chulalongkorn University

PhD

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September 2012 - December 2015
Université de Poitiers
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Publications (46)
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Two species in the subfamily Caprinae, the Sumatran serow Capricornis sumatraensis and Chinese goral Naemorhedus griseus are currently distributed in Thailand and listed as vulnerable species. The Himalayan goral N. goral has no dispersion in Thailand, whereas fossil evidence shows the coexistence of all three species during the Pleistocene. Howeve...
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Tham Wiman Nakin or “Snake Cave” has so far been recognized as being the only late Middle Pleistocene Homo-bearing fauna, dated to older than 169 ka, in mainland Southeast Asia. Since the last two decades, the highly diversified mammal fauna found from this cave has been widely used as standard references for several studies, though the majority of...
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The late Pleistocene settlement of highland settings in mainland Southeast Asia by Homo sapiens has challenged our species’s ability to occupy mountainous landscapes that acted as physical barriers to the expansion into lower-latitude Sunda islands during sea-level lowstands. Tham Lod Rockshelter in highland Pang Mapha (northwestern Thailand), date...
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Since their discovery in 1927, the phylogenetic status of the Myanmar amphipithecines has been highly debated. These fossil primates are recognized either as anthropoids or as adapiform strepsirrhines. This uncertainty was largely the consequence of a limited fossil record consisting mostly of jaw fragments but lacking the critical cranial elements...
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The late middle Miocene fossil-bearing lignite zones of the Mae Moh Basin, northern Thailand, have yielded a rich vertebrate fauna, including two species of Carnivora described thus far: the bunodont otter Siamogale thailandica (known from over a 100 specimens) and the large amphicyonid Maemohcyon potisati. Here we describe additional carnivoran ma...
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Three taxa within the subfamily Caprinae (Himalayan goral Naemorhedus goral, Chinese goral Naemorhedus griseus, and Sumatran serow Capricornis sumatraensis) live in the mountainous upland forests of Southeast Asia, where they are considered as vulnerable or near threatened species. Co-occurrences between these two recognized genera have been docume...
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We report here the first direct dating study of the faunal assemblage from Khok Sung locality, Thailand. This palaeontological site is of great biochronological, palaeoenvironmental and biogeographical significance. Firstly, it has yielded a rich and diversified Pleistocene vertebrate fauna with up to 15 mammalian species from 13 genera, 10 reptile...
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Isotopic tracking of habitat restriction and shift from open to forested for gorals and serow, opening new possibilities for sustaining the remaining populations of these species.
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Despite the explanation that the present-day biogeographic boundary between the Indochinese and Sundaic subregions at the Kra Isthmus, the narrowest part of Peninsular Thailand, in relation to differences in faunal and floral composition is almost conventionally valid for many groups of organisms, the distribution limits of modern and Pleistocene m...
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Paleoecological and paleoclimatic records based on the stable isotopes of mammalian tooth enamel are poorly known in mainland Southeast Asia during the Pleistocene. Khok Sung in Northeastern Thailand is a late Middle Pleistocene terrace deposit, tentatively dated either as 213 ka or 188 ka, yielding 15 described mammalian taxa with especially abund...
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The fluviatile terrace deposits of Khok Sung, Nakhon Ratchasima province, have yielded more than one thousand fossils, making this the richest Pleistocene vertebrate fauna of Thailand. The excellent preservation of the specimens allows precise characterization of the faunal composition. The mammalian fauna consists of fifteen species in thirteen ge...
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Three new species of anthracotheres (one Anthracokeryx and two Bothriogenys) are described from the Na Duong coal deposits in northeastern Vietnam. These are the first representatives of the genera ever recorded from Vietnam, and they are morphologically close to species known in China, Thailand, Myanmar, and Egypt (Fayum). The material recently de...
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We describe the first bovid fossils from the late middle Miocene (13.4–13.2 Ma) of the Mae Moh Basin of Northern Thailand, and assign the material to the new species Eotragus lampangensis sp. nov., Eotragus cf. lampangensis, and an indeterminate bovid. Our material represents the first report of Eotragus from Southeast Asia, thus greatly extending...
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The locality of Khok Sung, Nakhon Ratchasima province, which corresponds to an ancient river terrace, has yielded the richest Pleistocene fauna of Thailand with a thousand of fossil vertebrate remains. This fauna has been previously dated between the Early Pleistocene and the Middle Pleistocene. We describe here a nearly complete hyaenid skull and...
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The primitive deer (subfamily Lagomerycinae) Lagomeryx and Stephanocemas are characterized primarily by their palmate antlers. Two lagomerycines, Lagomeryx manai, sp. nov., and Stephanocemas rucha, are described for the first time from Q and K coal layers of the late middle Miocene (13.4–13.2 Ma) Mae Moh Basin in northern Thailand. A species-level...
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Dental measurements, length (L), width (W), crown height (H), and crown height index ratio (H/L), of Steneofiber siamensis n. sp. teeth
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Today and in the Tertiary, the geographical distribution of castorids is limited throughout all of the northern continents. Fossils of the Castoridae genus Steneofiber are abundant in many localities of Eurasia from the late Oligocene to Pliocene period. Recently, Steneofiber fossils were discovered in two localities of northern Thailand, Mae Moh a...

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During the Cenozoic, Myanmar has been a key area for mammalian evolution, this region having seen the emergence and diversification of several major groups of eutherian mammals such as anthropoid primates as well as ruminant and hippopotamoid cetartiodactyls. While a very rich mammalian diversity has been described from this region, very few studies have focused on paleoecological and paleoenvironmental aspects related to these mammalian communities. Thus, our project aims at characterizing the paleoecology and paleoenvironments of the Cenozoic faunas of Myanmar by using combined approaches of carbon and oxygen isotope biogeochemistry and 3D dental microwear texture analyses on mammalian taxa. We will focus on the world-famous primate-bearing faunas of the Pondaung and Irrawaddy Formations, which offer the best potential owing to their rich mammalian fossil record and the most challenging questions regarding the evolution of primates in the Central Basin of Myanmar during the Cenozoic, the evolution of these fossil primates being considered as tightly linked to that of their environments.