Chasmaporthetes Hay 1921 (hyaena)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Hyaenidae

Synonym: Ailuraena Stirton and Christian 1940

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1921. Descriptions of species of Pleistocene Vertebrata, types or specimens of most of which are preserved in the United States National Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 59:599-642

Parent taxon: Hyaenidae according to R. A. Stirton and W. G. Christian 1940

See also Berta 1981, Berta 1998, Carroll 1988, Geraads 1997, Hay 1921, Kurten 1968, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Kurten and Werdelin 1988 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: Allohyaena, Belbus, Crocuta, Euryboas, Hyaena, Hyaenictis, Hyaenictitherium, Hyaeninae, Hyaenotherium, Ictitheriinae, Ictitherium, Ikelohyaena, Leecyaena, Lycaena, Lycyaena, Lycyaenops, Pachycrocuta, Palinhyaena, Parahyaena, Pliocrocuta, Plioviverrops, Proteles, Thalassictis, Tungurictis

Subtaxa: Chasmaporthetes lunensis Chasmaporthetes ossifragus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Croatia (1 collection), France (3), Italy (1), South Africa (5), Spain (2), United States (3: Florida)

• Blancan of Mexico (3), United States (9: Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Texas)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Ethiopia (1), France (1), Italy (1), South Africa (2), Tajikistan (1)

• Pliocene of China (4), France (1), Greece (1), Morocco (2), South Africa (3), Spain (2), Tajikistan (1), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1)

• MN 13 of China (1)

• Miocene of Greece (1)

Total: 51 collections including 54 occurrences

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