Vulpavus Marsh 1871 (carnivoran)

Mammalia - Carnivora

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1871. Notice of some new fossil mammals and birds from the Tertiary formation of the West. American Journal of Science 2(8):120-127

Parent taxon: Carnivora according to M. T. Silcox et al. 2010

See also Alroy 2002, Flynn 1998, Flynn and Galiano 1982, Hooker 1986, Polly et al. 2006, Scott 1892, Tomiya 2011 and Wesley-Hunt and Werdelin 2005

Sister taxa: Adcrocuta, Adracon, Arctoidea, Barbourofelidae, Caniformia, Feliformia, Megencephalon, Miacoidea, Monachiopsis, Percrocutidae, Pristinictis, Prohesperocyon, Ravenictis, Thos, Ursina, Viverra memphitis, Arctictidae, Bassarididae, Cynictidae

Subtaxa: Vulpavus australis Vulpavus canavus Vulpavus completus Vulpavus farsonensis Vulpavus hargeri Vulpavus ovatus Vulpavus palustris Vulpavus profectus

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Type: Vulpavus palustris

Ecology: arboreal carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Canada (1: Northwest Territories collection), United States (93: Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming)

Total: 94 collections including 114 occurrences

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