Sthenictis Peterson 1910 (mustelid carnivore)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Synonym: Brachygale Peterson 1910

Full reference: O. A. Peterson. 1910. Description of new carnivores from the Miocene of western Nebraska. Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum 4(5):205-278

Parent taxon: Ischyrictini according to J. A. Baskin 1998

See also Carroll 1988, Peterson 1910, Shotwell and Russell 1963 and Voorhies 1990

Sister taxa: Canimartes, Dehmictis, Ferinestrix, Ischyrictis, Plionictis

Subtaxa: Sthenictis bellus Sthenictis dolichops Sthenictis junturensis Sthenictis lacota Sthenictis robustus

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Hemphillian of United States (3: Florida, Nebraska, Texas collections)

• Miocene of Canada (4: Saskatchewan), United States (12: California, Florida, Idaho, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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