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Miacidae

Mammalia - Carnivora - Miacidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1880Miacidae Cope
1889Miacidae Cope p. 876
1919Miacidae Peterson p. 48
1981Miacidae Thurmond and Jones p. 175
1986Miacidae Hooker p. 326
1991Miacidae Bryant p. 67
1998Miacidae Flynn
2000Miacinae Astibia et al. p. 237
2002Miacidae Meehan and Wilson p. 1091
2005Miacidae Wesley-Hunt and Werdelin p. 838
2008Miacidae Heinrich et al.
2010Miacidae Friscia and Rasmussen p. 52
2010Miacidae Smith and Smith p. 761
2012Miacidae Rose et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
superfamilyMiacoideaCope
familyMiacidae
familyMiacidae

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Maximum body mass: 300 kgs
Minimum body mass: 100 kgs
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: carnivoref
Created: 2005-08-30 14:47:39
Modified: 2005-08-30 16:47:39
Source: s = species, f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Martin 1990, Flynn 1998, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: base of the Early/Lower Paleocene to the top of the Late/Upper Eocene or 66.00000 to 33.90000 Ma

Collections (195 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Paleocene66.0 - 61.7China (Anhui) Pappictidops orientalis (132943 146556)
Early/Lower Paleocene - Middle Paleocene66.0 - 58.7China (Guang-dong (Kwantung)) Pappictidops acies, Pappictidops obtusus (176607)
Early/Lower Paleocene - Middle Paleocene66.0 - 58.7China (Guangdong) Pappictidops acies, Pappictidops obtusus (140273)
Tiffanian61.7 - 56.8USA (North Dakota) Miacidae indet. (14931) Miacidae indet., Viverravinae indet. (14962)
Tiffanian61.7 - 56.8USA (Wyoming) Didymictis sp. (14999) Viverravinae indet. (15032 15049)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France (Marne) Miacidae indet. (35533 35535)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France (Île-de-France) Miacidae indet. (68437)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8United Kingdom Miacidae indet. (87950)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8United Kingdom (England) Miacidae indet. (133368) Miacis rundlei (38868)
Lostcabinian55.8 - 50.3USA (Wyoming) Miacis exiguus, Miacis latidens, Miacis parvivorus, Uintacyon sp. (15915) Miacis latidens, Uintacyon sp. (15930) Miacis sp. (15917) Uintacyon sp. (16078) Viverravinae indet. (16073)
Lysitean - Lostcabinian55.8 - 50.3USA (Wyoming) Miacidae indet. (15451)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (Colorado) Miacidae indet. (15282) Miacis exiguus (15220 15262 15450 15480 15485 15660 15725 15845 15868 15887) Miacis latidens (15278 15293 15393 15401)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (North Dakota) Miacis sp. (15895)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (Mississippi) Miacis sp., Eogale parydros (15719)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (Virginia) Miacidae indet. (15595)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (Wyoming) Miacidae indet. (15515 15673 118482 186931 186933 186935) Miacidae indet., Uintacyon sp. (15493) Miacinae indet. (16022) Miacis deutschi (15458 15727 15796 46647 46785 46809) Miacis exiguus (15468 15472 15513 15516 15520 15534 15540 15548 15549 15551 15552 15553 15554 15555 15556 15557 15558 15573 15694 15710 15723 15756 15790 15805 15942 46727 46728 46729 46739 46765 46767 46773 46797 46808 46844) Miacis exiguus, Uintacyon sp. (15575 15577 15578) Miacis latidens (15486 15714 15910) Miacis latidens, Miacis exiguus (15662 15964) Miacis petilus (15576 15618 46699 46704 46754) Miacis sp. (46683 46731 46803 46831 46852) Miacis sp., Miacinae indet. (15559) Oodectes herpestoides (15491) Uintacyon sp. (15504 15793 16062)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3Canada (Northwest Territories) Miacis sp. (15583)
Early/Lower Eocene55.8 - 48.6USA (Wyoming) Miacis deutschi (15592 15594 15683 154255) Miacis exiguus (15586 15684 15707) Miacis exiguus, Miacis petilus (15680 15687 15700 15702) Miacis petilus (15692 15703)
Early/Lower Eocene55.8 - 48.6France (Var) M. sp. 1, M. sp. 2 (35538)
Early/Lower Eocene55.8 - 48.6Portugal (Região Centro) Miacidae indet., Miacis sp. (79200)
Early/Lower Eocene - Middle Eocene55.8 - 37.2Japan Miacidae indet. (183076)
Bridgerian50.3 - 46.2USA (Colorado) Miacidae indet. (16199 16215) Miacis parvivorus (16240) Uintacyon edax (15423)
Bridgerian50.3 - 46.2USA (Wyoming) Miacidae indet. (16139 16227) Miacidae indet., Miacis parvivorus (16418) Miacidae indet., Uintacyon major (16137) Miacis exiguus (16254 16388) Miacis exiguus, Miacis latidens, Miacis parvivorus, Uintacyon sp. (16207) Miacis latidens, Miacis parvivorus (16415) Miacis parvivorus (16136 16228 16337 16339 16345) Miacis sp. (15837 16204) Uintacyon vorax (16309) Viverravinae indet., Uintacyon sp. (16499)
Bridgerian50.3 - 46.2USA (Utah) Miacidae indet., Miacis parvivorus, Uintacyon major (16396)
Arshantan48.6 - 37.2Kazakhstan Miacis sp. (31009)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2China (Beijing) Miacis sp., Canidae indet. (174745)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2China (Shanxi) Miacis boqinghensis (174907)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2China (Jiangsu) Miacis lushiensis (37493)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2China (Nei Mongol) Carnivora indet. (28792)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2China (Henan) Miacis invictus (46197) Miacis lushiensis (174738) Miacis lushiensis, Miacis invictus (46193)
Early/Lower Uintan46.2 - 40.4USA (Utah) Miacis sp., Miocyon scotti, Miocyon vallisrubrae (16572) Miocyon scotti (109202 109203 109204)
Early/Lower Uintan46.2 - 40.4USA (California) Miacidae indet. (16667)
Early/Lower Uintan46.2 - 40.4USA (Colorado) Uintacyon vorax (16623)
Late/Upper Uintan46.2 - 40.4USA (California) Miacis hookwayi (16585 16780)
Late/Upper Uintan46.2 - 40.4Canada (Saskatchewan) Prodaphaenus scotti (16626)
Late/Upper Uintan46.2 - 40.4USA (Texas) Uintacyon sp. (16542)
Uintan46.2 - 40.4USA (Wyoming) Miacis medius, Miacis sylvestris (16647) Miacis sp. (16649) Uintacyon sp. (16642)
Uintan46.2 - 40.4USA (California) Miacis hookwayi (16786) Miacis sp. (16797 16798) Miocyon scotti (16615)
Uintan46.2 - 40.4USA (Texas) Miacidae indet., Uintacyon scotti (16651) Uintacyon scotti (16614 16628)
Uintan46.2 - 40.4USA (Utah) Miacidae indet. (16594) Miacis uintensis, Miocyon scotti (16646) Prodaphaenus scotti (16607)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0France (Quercy, Midi-Pyrenees Region) Miacidae indet., Simamphicyon helveticus (12840)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0France (Languedoc-Roussillon Region) Simamphicyon helveticus (31736)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0France (Picardie Region) Miacis sp. (12847)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0USA (Alabama) Vulpavus sp. (16848)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0United Kingdom (England) Mammalia indet., Miacidae indet. (39014)
Duchesnean40.4 - 37.2USA (Utah) Miocyon sp. (16847)
Duchesnean40.4 - 37.2Canada (Saskatchewan) Prodaphaenus sp. (16845)
Duchesnean - Chadronian40.4 - 33.9USA (Montana) Miacis sp. (16840)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Spain (Catalonia) Miacis exilis (31751)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9France (Languedoc-Roussillon Region Region) Miacidae indet. (31756)
Chadronian37.2 - 33.9USA (Montana) Miacis sp. (16990)
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9Thailand Miacis thailandicus (49078)
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9Switzerland Simamphicyon helveticus (195854 195855)