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Percrocuta hebeiensis

Mammalia - Carnivora - Percrocutidae

Taxonomy
Percrocuta hebeiensis was named by Chen and Wu (1976). Its type specimen is IVPP V4830 and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Jiulongkou, Ci Xian County, which is in a Miocene terrestrial claystone/sandstone in China.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1976Percrocuta hebeiensis Chen and Wu pp. 6-7 figs. I: 1a, b

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
familyPercrocutidaeWerdelin and Solounias 1991
genusPercrocutaKretzoi 1938
specieshebeiensis

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
G. Chen and W. Wu 1976A small Percrocuta; the mandibular symphysis is comparatively steep, the chin is prominent; there are two mandibular foramina below lower P2 and lower P3. Lower premolars are oval in shape, the crowns are high and broad, but more slender than those of P. tungurensis; protoconid (zhujian = main cusp) high, parastylid and metastylid are equally developed; lower P3 relatively slender and small.