Metailurus Zdansky 1924 (cat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Parent taxon: Metailurini according to A. Berta and H. Galiano 1983

See also Carroll 1988, Koufos 2012, Roussiakis and Theodorou 2003, Savage 1965, Slater and Van Valkenburgh 2008 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: Adelphailurus, Pontosmilus, Stenailurus, Therailurus

Subtaxa: Metailurus minor Metailurus parvulus

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: Nebraska collection)

• Pliocene of China (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Kenya (1)

• Miocene of China (5), Greece (4), Kenya (1), Moldova (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1), Ukraine (1)

Total: 18 collections including 19 occurrences

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