Sinopa rapax Leidy 1871 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae

Alternative combination: Stypolophus rapax

Synonyms: Stypolophus aculeatus Cope 1871, Triacodon aculeatus Cope 1871

Belongs to Sinopa according to M. Morlo et al. 2014

See also Alroy 2002, Cope 1871, Cope 1873, Gunnell 1998, Hay 1902, Matthew 1909, Scott 1892 and Wortman 1902

Sister taxa: Sinopa aculeatus, Sinopa ethiopica, Sinopa grangeri, Sinopa insectivorus, Sinopa jilinia, Sinopa lania, Sinopa major, Sinopa minor, Sinopa pungens, Sinopa viverrinus

Type specimens:

  • Sinopa rapax: Its type locality is Grizzly Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming
  • Stypolophus aculeatus:

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (19: Nevada, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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