Vassacyon

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Vassacyon[1]
Temporal range: early Eocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivoramorpha
Family: Miacidae
Genus: Vassacyon
Matthew, 1909
Type species
Uintacyon promicrodon
Species
  • V. promicrodon
  • V. bowni

Vassacyon is an extinct genus of Miacidae. It contains two species; Vassacyon promicrodon and Vassacyon bowni. It is considered the largest of the early Eocene mammals.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ classification and range from Flynn, 1998; species from Heinrich et al., 2008

References[edit]

  • Flynn, J.J., 1998. Early Cenozoic Carnivora ("Miacoidea"). pp.110-123 in C.M. Janis, K.M. Scott, and L.L. Jacobs (eds.) Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America. Volume 1: Terrestrial Carnivores, Ungulates, and Ungulatelike Mammals. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 0-521-35519-2
  • Heinrich, R.E.; Strait, S.G.; Houde, P. (2008). "Earliest Eocene Miacidae (Mammalia: Carnivora) from northwestern Wyoming". Journal of Paleontology. 82 (1): 154–162. doi:10.1666/05-118.1. 
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