Pliogale furlongi Merriam 1911 (skunk)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Alternative combination: Mustela furlongi

Full reference: J. C. Merriam. 1911. Tertiary Mammal Beds Of Virgin Valley and Thousand Creek In Northwestern Nevada. Part II.-Vertebrate Faunas. University of California Publications Bulletin of the Department of Geology 6(11):199-304

Belongs to Pliogale according to J. A. Baskin 1998

See also Hall 1930 and Merriam 1911

Sister taxon: Pliogale manka

Type specimen: UCMP 12540, a mandible (a lower jaw with complete carnassial tooth). Its type locality is Thousand Creek, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in Nevada.

Ecology: scansorial carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Hemphillian of United States (3: Arizona, Nebraska, Nevada collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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