Didymictis protenus Cope 1874 (placental)

Mammalia - Ferae - Viverravidae

Alternative combination: Limnocyon protenus

Synonym: Didymictis curtidens Cope 1882

Belongs to Didymictis according to W. B. Scott 1892

See also Cope 1875, Cope 1882, Gunnell 1998, Matthew 1909, Matthew 1937, Matthew and Granger 1915, Polly 1997 and Simpson 1937

Sister taxa: Didymictis altidens, Didymictis dellensis, Didymictis leptomylus, Didymictis proteus, Didymictis vancleveae

Type specimens:

  • Didymictis protenus: Its type locality is Arroyo Blanco (Cope), which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the San Jose Formation of New Mexico
  • Didymictis curtidens:

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Eocene of United States (96: Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming collections)

• Paleocene of United States (36: Wyoming)

Total: 132 collections each including a single occurrence

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