Viverravus gracilis Marsh 1872 (placental)

Mammalia - Ferae - Viverravidae

Synonyms: Didymictis dawkinsianus Cope 1881, Harpalodon vulpinus Marsh 1872, Triacodon fallax Marsh 1871, Viverravus dawkinsianus Cope 1881, Viverravus vulpinus Marsh 1872, Ziphacodon rugatus Marsh 1872

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1872. Preliminary description of new Tertiary mammals. Part I. American Journal of Science 4(20):122-128

Belongs to Viverravus according to W. B. Scott 1892

See also Alroy 2002, Cope 1881, Gunnell 1998, Hay 1902, Marsh 1871, Marsh 1872, Matthew 1909, Matthew and Granger 1915, Robinson 1966, Schoch 1987, Thorpe 1923, Van Valen 1966 and Wortman 1901

Sister taxa: Viverravus acutus, Viverravus lawsoni, Viverravus laytoni, Viverravus lutosus, Viverravus minutus, Viverravus nitidus, Viverravus politus, Viverravus rosei, Viverravus schaffi, Viverravus sicarius

Type specimens:

  • Viverravus gracilis: Its type locality is Grizzly Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming
  • Didymictis dawkinsianus:
  • Harpalodon vulpinus:
  • Triacodon fallax:
  • Ziphacodon rugatus:

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Eocene of United States (42: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 42 collections each including a single occurrence

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