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Article: Some European Proviverrini (Mammalia, Deltatheridia)

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 8
Part: 4
Publication Date: December 1965
Page(s): 638 665
Author(s): Leigh Van Valen
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VALEN, L. 1965. Some European Proviverrini (Mammalia, Deltatheridia). Palaeontology8, 4, 638–665.

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A generic revision of the Proviverrini is made, with special attention to European material from the middle Eocene. Phylogeny and parallel evolution are discussed. Proviverra is made identifiable; Sinopa, Geiselo-therium, Leonhardtina, and Prorhyzaena are synonymized with it. Specimens of the Miacidae and Oxyaenidae, and one of unknown affinities, are described from the Eocene of Europe. New taxa are the following: Delta-theridia, new order; Arfia, new genus; Prototomus torvidus, Cynohyaenodon trux, Prodissopsalis phonax, P. theriodis, and Miacis? macintyri, new species.
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