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Metapterodon brachycephalus Osborn 1909 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 334672

Full reference: H. F. Osborn. 1909. New carnivorous mammals from the Fayűm Oligocene, Egypt. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 26:415-424

Belongs to Metapterodon according to P. A. Holroyd 1999

Sister taxa: Metapterodon kaiseri, Metapterodon markgrafi, Metapterodon schlosseri, Metapterodon stromeri

Type specimen: AMNH 13264, a mandible (Lower jaw). Its type locality is Lower beds, west of Quarry A, which is in a Rupelian terrestrial sandstone/mudstone in the Jebel Qatrani Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore