Plioviverrops

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Plioviverrops
Temporal range: Middle Pliocene to Middle Pleistocene
Plioviverrops faventinus.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Hyaenidae
Genus: Plioviverrops
Kretzoi, 1938
Species

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Plioviverrops is an extinct genus of terrestrial carnivore of the family Hyaenidae, endemic to Southern Europe during the Late Miocene subepoch (11.6—5.3 mya) existing for approximately 6.3 million years.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

Plioviverrops was named by Kretzoi (1938). It was assigned to Hyaenidae by Flynn (1998).[2]

Sister genera[edit]

Adcrocuta (syn. Hyena), Allohyaena, Chasmaporthetes (syn. Ailuraena), Crocuta, Hyaena, Hyaenictis, Hyaenictitherium, Ictitherium, Leecyaena, Lycyaena, Miohyaena, Pachycrocuta, Palinhyaena, Pliocrocuta, Protictitherium, Thalassictis (syn. Palhyaena), Tungurictis.

Resources[edit]

  1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Plioviverrops, basic info
  2. ^ J. J. Flynn. 1998. Early Cenozoic Carnivora ("Miacoidea"). In C. M. Janis, K. M. Scott, and L. L. Jacobs (eds.), Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America