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Viverravus laytoni Gingerich and Winkler 1985 (placental)

Mammalia - Ferae - Viverravidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 52664

Alternative combination: Protictis laytoni

Synonym: Viverravus bowni Gingerich 1987 (taxon 52660)

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich and D. A. Winkler. 1985. Systematics of Paleocene Viverravidae (Mammalia, Carnivora) in the Bighorn Basin and Clark's Fork Basin, Wyoming. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 27(4):87-128

Belongs to Viverravus according to P. D. Polly 1997

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

Type specimens:

  • Viverravus laytoni: Its type locality is Princeton Quarry, which is in a Tiffanian terrestrial horizon in the Polecat Bench Formation of Wyoming
  • Viverravus bowni: UM 76928, a mandible (left dentary with impression of Pe and crowns of M1-2). Its type locality is Discovery Site, which is in a Clarkforkian wet floodplain wackestone in the Willwood Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 3.60 x 2.15