†family Oxyaenidae Cope 1877 (creodont)

Mammalia - Creodonta - Oxyaenidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1877. Report upon the extinct Vertebrata obtained in New Mexico by parties of the Expedition of 1874. Report upon United States Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian, in Charge of First Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, under the Direction of Brig. Gen. A. A. Humphreys, Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army 4:1-370

Parent taxon: Creodonta according to R. K. Stucky and T. G. Hardy 2007

See also Carroll 1988, Chester et al. 2010, Cope 1880, Cope 1880, Cope 1891, Hay 1902, Peterson 1919, Rose et al. 2012 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Altacreodus, Ambloctonidae, Amblyctonidae, Hyaenodontida, Limnocyonidae, Uintacyonidae

Subtaxa: Apataelurus Dipsalidictis Dipsalodon Dormaalodon Machaeroides Oxyaeninae Palaeonictinae Sarkastodon Tytthaena

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Eocene of Belgium (2 collections), Canada (2: Northwest Territories), China (4), France (6), Mexico (1), Mongolia (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (209: California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Mongolia (1), United States (49: Colorado, Wyoming)

Total: 280 collections including 315 occurrences

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