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Mustela rexroadensis Hibbard 1950 (weasel)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48866

Synonym: Mustela gazini Hibbard 1958 (taxon 48852)

Full reference: C. W. Hibbard. 1950. Mammals of the Rexroad Formation from Fox Canyon, Kansas. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 8(6):113-192

Belongs to Mustela according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

Sister taxa: Mustela (Lutreola), Mustela (Putorius), Mustela altaica, Mustela buwaldi, Mustela erminea, Mustela eversmannii, Mustela frenata, Mustela furo, Mustela itatsi, Mustela jacksoni, Mustela meltoni, Mustela nigripes, Mustela nivalis, Mustela nudipes, Mustela ogygia, Mustela palaeattica, Mustela palermina, Mustela praenivalis, Mustela putorius, Mustela sibirica, Mustela spelaea, Mustela strigidorsa

Type specimens:

  • Mustela rexroadensis: Its type locality is Fox Canyon, which is in a Blancan terrestrial horizon in the Rexroad Formation of Kansas
  • Mustela gazini: U.S. National Museum No. 21824, a mandible (part of a left lower jaw). Its type locality is Hagerman (USGS 20765), which is in a Blancan terrestrial horizon in Idaho.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 4.59 x 1.82