Viverravus Marsh 1872 (placental)

Mammalia - Ferae - Viverravidae

Synonym: Ziphacodon Marsh 1872

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1872. Preliminary description of new Tertiary mammals. Part I. American Journal of Science 4(20):122-128

Parent taxon: Viverravidae according to F. Solé et al. 2014

See also Flynn 1998, Flynn and Galiano 1982, Gingerich 1987, Matthew 1909, Polly 1997, Polly et al. 2006, Rose et al. 2012, Scott 1892, Simpson 1937, Thorpe 1923, Tomiya 2011, Van Valen 1966, Wesley-Hunt and Werdelin 2005, Wortman 1901 and Wortman and Matthew 1899

Sister taxa: Deltatherium durini, Didymictis, Orientictis, Preonictis, Protictis, Simpsonictis, Variviverra, Viverriscus, Intyrictis, Raphictis

Subtaxa: Viverravus acutus Viverravus gracilis Viverravus lawsoni Viverravus laytoni Viverravus lutosus Viverravus minutus Viverravus nitidus Viverravus politus Viverravus rosei Viverravus schaffi Viverravus sicarius

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Eocene of Canada (2: Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan collections), France (2), Mexico (1), Mongolia (1), Portugal (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (240: Colorado, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Canada (1: Alberta), China (1), United States (41: Colorado, Montana, Wyoming)

Total: 291 collections including 338 occurrences

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