Dinictis Leidy 1854 (false sabre-tooth)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Nimravidae

Alternative spelling: Deinictis

Synonym: Daptophilus Cope 1873

Parent taxon: Nimravinae according to S. Peigné 2003

See also Alroy 2002, Bryant 1991, Bryant 1996, Cope 1880, Flynn and Galiano 1982, Lambe 1908, Leidy 1856, Martin 1998, Matthew 1910, Scott and Jepsen 1936, Slater and Van Valkenburgh 2008 and Thorpe 1920

Sister taxa: Dinaelurus, Dinailurictis, Eofelis, Eusmilus, Hoplophoneus, Nanosmilus, Nimravus, Pogonodon, Quercylurus

Subtaxa: Dinictis cyclops Dinictis felina Dinictis squalidens

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Arikareean of United States (1: Oregon collection)

• Oligocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (18: Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (10: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 31 collections each including a single occurrence

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