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Protoprocyon savagei Linares 1981 (procyonid carnivore)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Procyonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51066

Synonym: Lichnocyon phoenicus Baskin 1982 [objective synonym] (taxon 47663)

Full reference: O. J. Linares. 1981. Tres nuevos carnivoros Procionidos fósiles del Mioceno de Norte y Sudamerica. Ameghiniana 18(3-4):113-121

Belongs to Protoprocyon according to Linares 1982

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Protoprocyon savagei: F:AM 25210, a mandible (right ramus with p2-m2). Its type locality is East Clayton Quarry, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in the Ash Hollow Formation of Nebraska.
  • Lichnocyon phoenicus: F:AM 25210, a mandible (right ramus with p2-m2). Its type locality is East Clayton Quarry, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in the Ash Hollow Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): p2 4.90 x 2.60, p3 width 2.75, p4 6.60 x 3.45, m1 7.48 x 4.67, m2 7.00 x 4.30, p2-m2 length 31.5