A New Skull of Hyaenictis Gaudry, 1861 (Carnivora, Hyaenidae) Shows Incipient Adaptations to Durophagy

@article{Vinuesa2016ANS,
  title={A New Skull of Hyaenictis Gaudry, 1861 (Carnivora, Hyaenidae) Shows Incipient Adaptations to Durophagy},
  author={V{\'i}ctor Vinuesa and Joan Madurell-Malapeira and Lars Werdelin and Josep M. Robles and Pau Obrad{\'o} and David M. Alba},
  journal={Journal of Mammalian Evolution},
  year={2016},
  volume={24},
  pages={207-219}
}
The European Miocene records a wide diversity of hyaenid ecomorphotypes represented by multiple genera. Among these, Hyaenictis Gaudry, 1861, is one of the least known. This genus includes four species from the late Miocene and Pliocene of the Old World, but in Europe Hyaenictis is only represented by two species, recorded by scarce and fragmentary remains: Hyaenictis graeca Gaudry, 1861, from Pikermi (MN12; Greece) and Hyaenictis almerai Villalta Comella and Crusafont Pairó, 1948, from Sant… Expand

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