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Chasmaporthetes Hay 1921 (hyaena)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Hyaenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41023

Synonym: Ailuraena Stirton and Christian 1940 (taxon 43840)

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1921. Descriptions of species of Pleistocene Vertebrata, types or specimens of most of which are preserved in the United States National Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 59:599-642

Parent taxon: Hyaenidae according to R. A. Stirton and W. G. Christian 1940

Sister taxa: Allohyaena, Belbus, Crocuta, Euryboas, Hyaena, Hyaenictis, Hyaenictitherium, Hyaeninae, Hyaenotherium, Ictitheriinae, Ictitherium, Ikelohyaena, Leecyaena, Lycaena, Lycyaena, Lycyaenops, Pachycrocuta, Palinhyaena, Parahyaena, Pliocrocuta, Plioviverrops, Proteles, Thalassictis, Tungurictis

Subtaxa: Chasmaporthetes lunensis, Chasmaporthetes ossifragus

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore