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Viverravus gracilis Marsh 1872 (placental)

Mammalia - Ferae - Viverravidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 52662

Synonyms: Didymictis dawkinsianus Cope 1881 (no. 45726), Harpalodon vulpinus Marsh 1872 (no. 46810), Triacodon fallax Marsh 1871 (no. 52419), Viverravus dawkinsianus Cope 1881 (no. 52661), Viverravus vulpinus Marsh 1872 (no. 52672), Ziphacodon rugatus Marsh 1872 (no. 52752)

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1872. Preliminary description of new Tertiary mammals. Part I. American Journal of Science 4(20):122-128

Belongs to Viverravus according to W. B. Scott 1892

Sister taxa: Viverravus acutus, Viverravus lawsoni, Viverravus laytoni, Viverravus lutosus, Viverravus minutus, Viverravus nitidus, Viverravus politus, Viverravus rosei, Viverravus schaffi, Viverravus sicarius

Type specimens:

  • Viverravus gracilis: Its type locality is Grizzly Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming
  • Didymictis dawkinsianus:
  • Harpalodon vulpinus:
  • Triacodon fallax:
  • Ziphacodon rugatus:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 5.47 x 3.58