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Meles iberica Arribas and Garrido 2007 (badger)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 115207

Full reference: A. Arribas and G. Garrido. 2007. Meles iberica n. sp., a new Eurasian badger (Mammalia, Carnivora, Mustelidae) from Fonelas P-1 (Plio-Pleistocene boundary, Guadix Basin, Granada, Spain). Comptes Rendus Palevol 6(8):545-555

Belongs to Meles according to A. Arribas and G. Garrido 2007

Sister taxa: Meles meles, Meles taxus, Meles thorali

Type specimen: FP1-2001-0564, a skull ( skull with P2-M1 in both dental series). Its type locality is Fonelas P-1, which is in a Gelasian/Pleistocene fluvial horizon in the Guadix Formation of Spain.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore