New genus of amphicyonid carnivoran (Mammalia, Carnivora, Amphicyonidae) from the phosphorites of Quercy (France)


An isolated mandible of Carnivora (Mammalia) from the phosphorites of Quercy (France) is described as a new genus. It is compared with the amphicyonid genus Cynodictis, some primitive North American amphicyonids, and with European and North American Eocene carnivoraforms. I conclude that it is a primitive amphicyonid which may be dated to the middle or late Eocene.

Key words

Eocene, Europe, North America, Carnivoraformes