Miracinonyx inexpectatus Cope 1895

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Alternative combinations: Crocuta inexpectata, Felis inexpectata, Felis inexpectatus, Uncia inexpectata

Synonyms: Felis longicrus Brown 1908, Smilodontopsis mooreheadi Hay 1921

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1895. The fossil Vertebrata from the fissure at Port Kennedy, Pa. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 47:447-450

Belongs to Miracinonyx according to B. Van Valkenburgh et al. 1990

See also Cope 1895, Hay 1902, Hay 1921, Kurtén 1976, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Morgan and Seymour 1997, Simpson 1941 and Slaughter 1966

Sister taxa: Miracinonyx studeri, Miracinonyx trumani


• Quaternary of United States (14: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia collections)

• Blancan of United States (3: Florida)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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