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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 4:1-370

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

Sister taxa: Altacreodus, Amblyctonidae, Hyaenodontida, Limnocyonidae, Prionogalidae

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

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore