Louis de Bonis

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