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Bassariscus astutus Lichtenstein 1830 (ringtail)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Procyonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44454

Alternative combination: Bassaris astutus

Synonym: Bassariscus sonoitensis Skinner 1942 (taxon 44460)

Belongs to Bassariscus according to J. A. Baskin 2004

Sister taxa: Bassariscus albipes, Bassariscus antiquus, Bassariscus casei, Bassariscus minimus, Bassariscus ogallalae, Bassariscus parvus, Bassariscus rexroadensis, Bassariscus sumichrasti

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P2 3.86 x 1.92, P3 4.09 x 2.21, P4 7.07 x 4.87, M1 5.39 x 7.13, m1 7.45 x 3.85, femur length 66.0, humerus length 59.7, radius length 47.0, skull 79.9 x 51.9, tibia length 64.4

Estimated body mass: 1.08 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length