Vassacyon Matthew 1909 (placental)

Mammalia - Ferae

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1909. The Carnivora and Insectivora of the Bridger Basin, middle Eocene. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 9:289-567

Parent taxon: Carnivoraformes according to F. Solé et al. 2016

See also Flynn 1998, Flynn and Galiano 1982, Friscia and Rasmussen 2010, Hooker 1986 and Matthew 1909

Sister taxa: Carnivora, Dormaalocyon, Gracilocyon, Quercygale, Uintacyon, Xinyuictis, Zodiocyon

Subtaxa: Vassacyon bowni Vassacyon prieuri Vassacyon promicrodon Vassacyon taxidiotis

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore-omnivore


• Eocene of France (2 collections), United States (32: Mississippi, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of France (1)

Total: 35 collections each including a single occurrence

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