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Heterohyrax brucei Gray 1868 (rock hyrax)

Osteichthyes - Hyracoidea - Procaviidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 143663

Alternative combinations: Hyrax brucei, Procavia brucei

Synonyms: Dendrohyrax (Heterohyrax) blainvillii Gray 1868 (no. 143661), Procavia pumila Thomas 1901 (no. 236853)

Belongs to Heterohyrax according to R. E. Barry and J. Shoshani 2000

Sister taxon: Heterohyrax auricampensis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 69.7, humerus length 70.2, skull 61.8 x 36.5, tibia length 64.8, ulna length 60.1

Estimated body mass: 1.22 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length