Arfia gingerichi 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 Arfia according to M. R. Borths et al. 2016

See also Grohé et al. 2012 and Smith and Smith 2001

Sister taxa: Arfia junnei, Arfia langebadreae, Arfia opisthotoma, Arfia palustris, Arfia shoshoniensis, Arfia zele

Type specimen: IRSNB M1275, a tooth (RM/3). 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 (2 collections), France (2), the United Kingdom (1)

• Paleocene to Eocene of France (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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