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Cryptoprocta (fossa)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Eupleridae

Taxonomy
Cryptoprocta was named by Bennett (1833). It is extant.

It was assigned to Cryptoproctinae by Mivart (1882); and to Eupleridae by Yoder et al. (2003) and Burney et al. (2008).

Species

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1833Cryptoprocta Bennett
1882Cryptoprocta Mivart p. 142
2003Cryptoprocta Yoder et al.
2008Cryptoprocta Burney et al. p. 19

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
subclassSynapsida
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Mammaliamorpha
RankNameAuthor
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Cladotheria
Zatheria
subclassTribosphenida()
subclassTheria
Eutheria()
Placentalia
Boreoeutheria
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivora
suborderFeliformiaKretzoi 1945
AeluroideaFlower 1869
infraorderViverroideaGray 1821
familyEupleridaeChenu 1850
genusCryptoproctaBennett 1833

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

G. Cryptoprocta Bennett 1833 [fossa]
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Cryptoprocta ferox Bennett 1833 [fossa]
Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
partNmean

Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: carnivoreo
Diet 2: omnivoreo
Reproduction: viviparoussubc
Created: 2005-08-26 13:31:06
Modified: 2005-08-26 15:31:06
Source: o = order, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1999, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002, Lillegraven 1979

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: Holocene or 0.01170 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 0.0 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Madagascar (Toliara) Cryptoprocta ferox (92732)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Madagascar Cryptoprocta spelea (181845)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Madagascar (Beanka) Cryptoprocta spelea, Cryptoprocta ferox (205190 205193)