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Pharsophorus Ameghino 1897 (metatherian)

Osteichthyes - Sparassodonta - Borhyaenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 40031

Synonym: Plesiofelis Roth 1903 (taxon 40032)

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1897. Mammiféres crétacés de l’Argentine (Deuxième contribution à la connaissance de la fauna mammalogique de couches à Pyrotherium) [Cretaceous mammals of Argentina (second contribution to the knowledge of the mammalian fauna of the Pyrotherium Beds)]. Boletin Instituto Geografico Argentino 18(4–9):406-521

Parent taxon: Borhyaenidae according to G. G. Simpson 1948

Sister taxa: Angelocabrerus, Argyrolestes, Australohyaena, Borhyaeninae, Eutemnodus, Eutemodus, Fredszalaya, Nemolestes, Prothylacyninae

Subtaxa: Pharsophorus lacerans, Pharsophorus tenax, Plesiofelis schlosseri

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Type: Pharsophorus lacerans

Ecology: scansorial carnivore