Brachypsalis Cope 1890 (mustelid carnivore)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Synonym: Brachypsaloides Webb 1969

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1890. On two new species of Mustelidae from the Loup Fork Miocene of Nebraska. The American Naturalist 24(286):950-952

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

See also Baskin 2017, Carroll 1988, Cope 1890, Hay 1902, Sato et al. 2009 and Webb 1969

Sister taxa: Floridictis, Megalictis, Oligobunis, Parabrachypsalis, Paroligobunis, Promartes, Zodiolestes

Subtaxa: Brachypsalis hyaenoides Brachypsalis matutinus Brachypsalis modicus Brachypsalis obliquidens Brachypsalis pachycephalus

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (14: California, Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota collections)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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