Megistotherium Savage 1973 (creodont)

Mammalia - Creodonta - Hyainailouridae

Parent taxon: Hyainailourinae according to M. R. Borths and N. J. Stevens 2017

See also McKenna and Bell 1997, Morales et al. 2008, Morlo et al. 2007 and Solé et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Akhnatenavus, Dissopsalini, Hemipsalodon, Hyainailourini, Hyainailouros, Isohyaenodon, Kerberos, Leakitherium, Metapterodon, Metapterodontini, Mlanyama, Orienspterodon, Parapterodon, Paroxyaenini, Parvavorodon, Pterodon, Simbakubwa

Subtaxa: Megistotherium osteothlastes

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore


• Miocene of Egypt (1 collection), Kenya (1), Libya (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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