†family Borhyaenidae Savage 1951 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Sparassodonta - Borhyaenidae

Full reference: D. E. Savage. 1951. Report on Fossil Vertebrates from the Upper Magdalena Valley, Colombia. Science 114(2955):186-187

Parent taxon: Borhyaenoidea according to A. M. Forasiepi 2009

See also Ameghino 1894, de Muizon 1994, de Muizon 1999, Forasiepi et al. 2003, Goin et al. 2007, Goin et al. 2010, Marshall 1978, Marshall 1979, Marshall 1981, McKenna and Bell 1997, Oliveira and Goin 2011, Patterson and Marshall 1978, Simpson 1935, Simpson 1948, Simpson 1970 and Stirton 1953

Sister taxa: Lycopsis, Proborhyaenidae

Subtaxa: Angelocabrerus Argyrolestes Australohyaena Borhyaeninae Eutemnodus Eutemodus Fredszalaya Nemolestes Pharsophorus Prothylacyninae

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (31 collections), Bolivia (2), Chile (1), Colombia (4), Peru (1), Venezuela (1)

• Deseadan of Argentina (6), Bolivia (7), Brazil (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (2), Chile (1)

• Eocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Eocene of Argentina (8), Brazil (1), Chile (1), Peru (1)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Brazil (1)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1)

Total: 71 collections including 98 occurrences

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