Prototomus minimus Smith and Smith 2001 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae

Full reference: T. Smith and R. Smith. 2001. The creodonts (Mammalia, Ferae) from the Paleocene-Eocene transition in Belgium (Tienen Formation, MP7). Belgian Journal of Zoology 131(2):117-135

Belongs to Prototomus according to T. Smith and R. Smith 2001

Sister taxa: Prototomus deimos, Prototomus girardoti, Prototomus martis, Prototomus multicuspis, Prototomus phobos, Prototomus robustus, Prototomus secundarius

Type specimen: IRSNB M1287, a tooth (LM/1). Its type locality is Dormaal, which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in the Tienen Formation of Belgium.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Belgium (1 collection), France (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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