Vulpavus

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Vulpavus[1]
Temporal range: early to middle Eocene
Vulpavus ovatus.JPG
Vulpavus ovatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivoramorpha
Family: Miacidae
Genus: Vulpavus
Marsh, 1871
Type species
Vulpavus palustris
Species
  • V. australis
  • V. canavus
  • V. ovatus
  • V. palustris
  • V. profectus

Vulpavus ("fox grandfather") is an extinct genus of Miacidae. It measured 60-90 cm in length and had an estimated weight over 1.19 kg (in V. palustris).[2]

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References[edit]

  • Alexander, J. 1992. Alas poor Notharctus. Natural History 9:54-59.
  • 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

Sources[edit]

  • Dinosaur Encyclopedia by Jayne Parsons
  • The Origin and Evolution of Mammals (Oxford Biology) by T. S. Kemp