Pseudaelurus Leidy 1858 (cat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Alternative spelling: Felis (Pseudaelurus)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89

Parent taxon: Felidae according to T. Rothwell 2004

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Cope 1880, Hunt 1998, Leidy 1858, Martin 1998, Rothwell 2001 and Sach and Heizmann 2001

Sister taxa: Aeluropsis, Catolynx, Cynaelurus, Diamantofelis, Dinofelis, Drepanodon, Epimachairodus, Felinae, Katifelis, Lokotunjailurus, Machairodontinae, Mellivorodon, Namafelis, Pantherinae, Plethaelurus, Propontosmilus, Sivaelurus, Sivafelis, Sivasmilus, Uncia, Vinayakia, Viretailurus, Vishnufelis, Yoshi

Subtaxa: Pseudaelurus aeluroides Pseudaelurus africanus Pseudaelurus cuspidatus Pseudaelurus edwardsi Pseudaelurus guangheensis Pseudaelurus intrepidus Pseudaelurus lorteti Pseudaelurus marshi Pseudaelurus quadridentatus Pseudaelurus romieviensis Pseudaelurus skinneri Pseudaelurus stouti Pseudaelurus turnauensis Pseudaelurus validus

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (1 collection)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (2), United States (3: Arizona, Oregon, Texas)

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), China (5), France (14), Germany (3), Greece (1), Kenya (3), Mongolia (1), Poland (2), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovakia (2), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1), United States (38: California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 79 collections including 96 occurrences

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