Pliotaxidea nevadensis Butterworth 1916 (badger)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Alternative combination: Taxidea nevadensis

Full reference: E. M. Butterworth. 1916. A new mustelid from the Thousand Creek Pliocene of Nevada. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geology 10(2):21-24

Belongs to Pliotaxidea according to J. A. Harrison 1983

See also Butterworth 1916, Cook and Macdonald 1962, Hall 1944 and Wagner 1976

Sister taxon: Pliotaxidea garberi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Thousand Creek, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in Nevada

Ecology: scansorial carnivore-omnivore


• Hemphillian of United States (12: Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas collections)

• Miocene of United States (1: Oregon)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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