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Brachypsalis Cope 1890 (mustelid carnivore)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41099

Synonym: Brachypsaloides Webb 1969 (taxon 44681)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1890. On two new species of Mustelidae from the Loup Fork Miocene of Nebraska. The American Naturalist 24(286):950-952

Parent taxon: Oligobuninae according to J. A. Baskin 1998

Sister taxa: Floridictis, Megalictis, Oligobunis, Parabrachypsalis, Paroligobunis, Promartes, Zodiolestes

Subtaxa: Brachypsalis hyaenoides, Brachypsalis matutinus, Brachypsalis modicus, Brachypsalis obliquidens, Brachypsalis pachycephalus

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Type: Brachypsalis pachycephalus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore