Bassariscus Coues 1887 (ringtail)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Procyonidae

Parent taxon: Procyonini according to J. A. Baskin 2004

See also Alroy 2002, Baskin 1998, Carroll 1988, Hollister 2000, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Schultz and Howard 1935 and Wortman and Matthew 1899

Sister taxa: Amphinasua, Arctonasua, Brachynasua, Chapalmalania, Cyonasua, Edaphocyon, Nasua, Paranasua, Probassariscus, Procyon, Protoprocyon

Subtaxa: Bassariscus albipes Bassariscus antiquus Bassariscus astutus Bassariscus casei Bassariscus minimus Bassariscus ogallalae Bassariscus parvus Bassariscus rexroadensis Bassariscus sumichrasti

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Type: Bassaris astutus

Ecology: arboreal frugivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (3 collections), United States (9: Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas)

• Blancan of United States (11: Arizona, California, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas, Washington)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Kansas, Nebraska)

• Miocene of Canada (3: Saskatchewan), United States (17: Arizona, California, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico)

Total: 45 collections each including a single occurrence

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