Viverravus schaffi Gingerich and Winkler 1985 (placental)

Mammalia - Ferae - Viverravidae

Alternative combination: Protictis schaffi

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich and D. A. Winkler. 1985. Systematics of Paleocene Viverravidae (Mammalia, Carnivora) in the Bighorn Basin and Clark's Fork Basin, Wyoming. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 27(4):87-128

Belongs to Viverravus according to R. Secord 2008

See also Gingerich and Winkler 1985 and Polly 1997

Sister taxa: Viverravus acutus, Viverravus gracilis, Viverravus lawsoni, Viverravus laytoni, Viverravus lutosus, Viverravus minutus, Viverravus nitidus, Viverravus politus, Viverravus rosei, Viverravus sicarius

Type specimen: Its type locality is Schaff Quarry, which is in a Tiffanian terrestrial horizon in the Polecat Bench Formation of Wyoming

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (7: Colorado, Wyoming collections)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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