Bassariscus lycopotamicus Cope 1879 (ringtail)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Procyonidae

Alternative combinations: Lutrictis lycopotamicus, Potamotherium lycopotamicum

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1879. Observations on the faunae of the Miocene Tertiaries of Oregon. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey 5(2):55-69

Belongs to Bassariscus according to J. T. Gregory and T. Downs 1951

See also Cope 1879, Hay 1902, Matthew 1904 and Thorpe 1922

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

Ecology: arboreal frugivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at "Loup Fork Fauna", Cottonwood Creek (Miocene of Oregon)

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