First Record of Hoplictis (Carnivora, Mustelidae) in East Asia from the Miocene of the Ulungur River Area, Xinjiang, Northwest China

@article{Valenciano2019FirstRO,
  title={First Record of Hoplictis (Carnivora, Mustelidae) in East Asia from the Miocene of the Ulungur River Area, Xinjiang, Northwest China},
  author={Alberto Valenciano and Qigao Jiangzuo and ShiQi Wang and Chunxiao Li and Xiaoxiao Zhang and Je Ye},
  journal={Acta Geologica Sinica ‐ English Edition},
  year={2019},
  volume={93}
}
The first unequivocal remains of medium to large‐sized mustelids from the middle Miocene Halamagai and Kekemaideng formations have been found in the Ulungur River area, Xinjiang, northwestern China. These new fossils are referred to the hypercarnivorous mustelid Hoplictis Ginsburg, 1961 and denote the first record of the genus in East Asia. We define Hoplictis baihu n. sp., for the mustelid from Tieersihabahe (Halamagai Fm.), which represents the smallest species of the genus. This primitive… 

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