New Carnivoraforms from the Latest Paleocene of Europe and Their Bearing on the Origin and Radiation of Carnivoraformes (Carnivoramorpha, Mammalia)

@article{Sol2016NewCF,
  title={New Carnivoraforms from the Latest Paleocene of Europe and Their Bearing on the Origin and Radiation of Carnivoraformes (Carnivoramorpha, Mammalia)},
  author={Flor{\'e}al Sol{\'e} and Thierry Smith and Eric de Bast and Vlad A. Codrea and Emmanuel Gheerbrant},
  journal={Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology},
  year={2016},
  volume={36}
}
ABSTRACT We report the discovery of the earliest European carnivoraforms, based on two new taxa from the latest Paleocene of France and Romania. A new species of Vassacyon, V. prieuri, from the locality of Rivecourt (MP6b; Oise, France) (MP = Mammalian Paleogene reference levels) is described based on a dentary fragment and isolated teeth. This species displays several primitive features compared with species of Vassacyon known from the early Eocene of North America and Europe. A second… Expand
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