Prothylacynus Ameghino 1891 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Sparassodonta - Borhyaenidae

Alternative spelling: Prothylacinus

Synonyms: Napodonictis Ameghino 1894, Prothylacocyon Winge 1923 [objective synonym]

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1891. Nuevos restos de mamíferos fósiles descubiertos por Carlos Ameghino en el Eoceno inferior de la Patagonia austral. – Especies nuevas, adiciones y correcciones [New remains of fossil mammals discovered by Carlos Ameghino in the lower Eocene of southern Patagonia. – New species, additions, and corrections]. Revista Argentina de Historia Natural 1:289-328

Parent taxon: Prothylacyninae according to C. J. de Muizon 1999

See also Ameghino 1891, Ameghino 1894, de Muizon 1994, Lydekker 1894, Marshall 1978, Marshall 1979 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Dukecynus, Pseudolycopsis, Pseudothylacynus

Subtaxa: Prothylacynus patagonicus

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Type: Prothylacynus patagonicus

Ecology: scansorial carnivore


• Miocene of Argentina (9 collections), Chile (1)

Total: 10 collections including 12 occurrences

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