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Temporal range: Early Miocene–Middle Miocene
鼬鬣狗 Thalassictis sp..jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Hyaenidae
Subfamily: Ictitheriinae
Genus: Thalassictis
Nordmann, 1850
  • T. robusta

Thalassictis is an extinct genus of terrestrial carnivore the family Hyaenidae that lived in Asia during the Middle to Late Miocene and in Europe and North Africa during the Late Miocene.[1]


T. hyaenoides jaw

Thalassictis was named by Nordmann (1850) [in Gervais ]. Its type is Thalassictis robusta. It was assigned to Hyaenidae by Kurtén (1982) and Flynn (1998).[2][3]


  1. ^ McKenna, M. C.; Bell, S. K. (1997). Classification of Mammals: Above the Species Level. Columbia University Press. p. 631. ISBN 978-0-231-11013-6. 
  2. ^ B. Kurtén. 1982. Status of the fossil hyaenids Ictitherium viverrinum and Thalassictis robusta (Mammalia). Zeitschrift für geologische Wissenschaften, Berlin 10(7):1009-1018
  3. ^ 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 1:110-123