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†family Oxyaenidae Cope 1877 (creodont)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 40954

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1877. Report upon the extinct Vertebrata obtained in New Mexico by parties of the Expedition of 1874. Report upon United States Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian, in Charge of First Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, under the Direction of Brig. Gen. A. A. Humphreys, Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army 4:1-370

Parent taxon: Creodonta according to R. K. Stucky and T. G. Hardy 2007

Sister taxa: Altacreodus, Amblyctonidae, Hyaenodontida, Limnocyonidae

Subtaxa: Apataelurus, Dipsalidictis, Dipsalodon, Dormaalodon, Machaeroides, Oxyaeninae, Palaeonictinae, Sarkastodon, Tytthaena

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore