†order Creodonta Cope 1875 (creodont)

Mammalia - Creodonta

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1875. On the supposed Carnivora of the Eocene of the Rocky Mountains. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences (separate) 1-4

Parent taxon: Ferae according to M. Spaulding et al. 2009

See also Ameghino 1897, Bajpai et al. 2009, Carroll 1988, Cope 1875, Cope 1889, Cope 1891, Dehm and Oettingen-Spielberg 1958, Flower and Lydekker 1891, Gregory 1910, Gunnell 1998, Lambe 1908, Lopatin 2006, McKenna 1975, Pilgrim 1940 and Savage 1965

Sister taxa: Carnivoramorpha, Pholidotamorpha

Subtaxa: Altacreodus Amblyctonidae Hyaenodontida Limnocyonidae Oxyaenidae Prionogalidae

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Egypt (1 collection), Kenya (5), Namibia (1), Pakistan (1), Uganda (2)

• Oligocene of Egypt (1), Kenya (1)

• Eocene of Algeria (3), Belgium (2), Canada (2: Northwest Territories), China (7), France (6), Libya (1), Mexico (1), Mongolia (1), Portugal (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (218: California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Canada (3: Alberta), Germany (1), Mongolia (1), Morocco (1), United States (49: Colorado, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of Canada (5: Alberta, Saskatchewan), United States (5: Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 324 collections including 363 occurrences

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