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Tytthaena Gingerich 1980 (creodont)

Osteichthyes - Ferae - Oxyaenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 40966

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich. 1980. Tytthaena parrisi, Oldest Known Oxyaenid (Mammalia, Creodonta) from the Late Paleocene of Western North America. Journal of Paleontology 54(3):570-576

Parent taxon: Oxyaenidae according to G. F. Gunnell 1998

Sister taxa: Apataelurus, Dipsalidictis, Dipsalodon, Dormaalodon, Machaeroides, Oxyaeninae, Palaeonictinae, Sarkastodon

Subtaxa: Tytthaena lichna, Tytthaena parrisi

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Type: Tytthaena parrisi

Ecology: scansorial insectivore