Procavia Storr 1780 (Cape hyrax)

Mammalia - Hyracoidea - Procaviidae

Synonyms: Euhyrax Gray 1868, Hyrax Herman 1783

Parent taxon: Procaviidae according to D. T. Rasmussen et al. 1996

See also Carroll 1988, Gray 1825, Nowak 1991, Olds and Shoshani 1982, Owen 1848, Pickford 2005, Prothero and Schoch 1989, Rasmussen and GutiƩrrez 2010, Rasmussen and Simons 1988 and Rasmussen and Simons 2000

Sister taxa: Dendrohyrax, Gigantohyrax, Heterohyrax, Prohyrax, Hyracina

Subtaxa: Procavia antiqua Procavia capensis Procavia obermeyerae Procavia pliocenica Procavia robertsi Procavia transvaalensis

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Ecology: scansorial herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (2 collections), Israel (4), Kenya (8), South Africa (45), Swaziland (2), Tanzania (1), Zambia (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (5)

• Pliocene of South Africa (4)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1)

Total: 73 collections including 86 occurrences

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