Bassariscus casei Hibbard 1952 (ringtail)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Procyonidae

Full reference: C. W. Hibbard. 1952. A New Bassariscus From the Upper Pliocene of Kansas. Journal of Mammalogy 33(3):379-381

Belongs to Bassariscus according to J. A. Baskin 2004

See also Alroy 2002 and Kurten and Anderson 1980

Sister taxa: Bassariscus albipes, Bassariscus antiquus, Bassariscus astutus, Bassariscus lycopotamicus, Bassariscus minimus, Bassariscus ogallalae, Bassariscus parvus, Bassariscus rexroadensis, Bassariscus sumichrasti

Type specimen: UMMP 29169, a mandible (right ramus and part of the left maxillary). Its type locality is Rexroad KU Locality 3, which is in a Blancan terrestrial horizon in the Rexroad Formation of Kansas.

Ecology: arboreal frugivore-carnivore


• Blancan of United States (5: California, Kansas, Texas, Washington collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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