Article: Some European Proviverrini (Mammalia, Deltatheridia)
Leigh Van Valen
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.