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Probassariscus matthewi Merriam 1911 (procyonid carnivore)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Procyonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 230035

Alternative combination: Probassariscus antiquus matthewi

Synonym: Rhapsodus tedfordi Linares 1981 (taxon 51344)

Belongs to Probassariscus according to J. A. Baskin 2004

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Probassariscus matthewi: UCMP 12539, a mandible (right mandible with broken p4, m1, and m2)
  • Rhapsodus tedfordi: F:AM 49102, a mandible (left and right mandibles). Its type locality is Observation Quarry, which is in a Barstovian terrestrial horizon in Nebraska.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): p2 4.10 x 2.20, p3 4.40 x 2.50, p4 5.20 x 3.00, m1 7.80 x 4.00, m2 5.90 x 2.20, c-m2 length 36.5, p2-m2 length 26.9