Africanictis

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Africanictis
Temporal range: Miocene
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Superfamily: Aeluroidea
Genus: Africanictis
Morales et al. (1998)

Africanictis is an extinct species of carnivorous cat-like mammals belonging to the superfamily Aeluroidea, endemic to Africa from the Miocene 23.03—11.610 Ma, existing for approximately 11.42 million years.[1]

Africanictis is shown to have an omnivorous diet or more precisely, hypercarnivorous to mesocarnivorous.[2][3]

Taxonomy[edit]

Africanictis was named by Morales et al. (1998). It was assigned to Stenoplesictinae by Morlo et al. (2007).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paleobiology Database: Africanictis basic info.
  2. ^ J. A. Lillegraven. 1979. Reproduction in Mesozoic mammals. In J. A. Lillegraven, Z. Kielan-Jaworowska, and W. A. Clemens (eds.), Mesozoic Mammals: The First Two-Thirds of Mammalian History. University of California Press, Berkeley 259-276
  3. ^ R. M. Nowak. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World, Sixth Edition I:1-836
  4. ^ M. Morlo, E. R. Miller, and A. N. El-Barkooky. 2007. Creodonta and Carnivora from Wadi Moghra, Egypt. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(1):145-159