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Muribacinus gadiyuli

Muribacinus gadiyuli lived during the middle Miocene in Riversleigh. The species name comes from Wanyi aboriginal word for "little", in reference to its considerably small size compared to the modern thylacine and was similar in size to a fox-ter ...

                                               

Mutpuracinus archibaldi

Mutpuracinus archibaldi is an extinct carnivorous, quadrupedal marsupial that lived during the middle Miocene and is the smallest known thylacinid at approximately 1.1 kilograms, the size of a quoll, though, more closely related to the recently e ...

                                               

Namilamadeta

                                               

Neohelos

Neohelos is an extinct diprotodontid marsupial, that lived from the early to middle-Miocene. There are four species assigned to this genus, Neohelos tirarensis, the type species, N. stirtoni, N. solus and N. davidridei. N. davidridei is the most ...

                                               

Ngamalacinus timmulvaneyi

Ngamalacinus timmulvaneyi lived during the early Miocene and has been found in Riversleigh. The species was a carnivorous, quadrupedal marsupial in Australia. In appearance it resembled a dog with a long snout. Its molar teeth were specialized fo ...

                                               

Ngapakaldia

Ngapakaldia is an extinct genus of diprotodontid marsupials, related to the modern koala and wombat. Around the size of a sheep, it was a ground-dwelling herbivore that lived around the vegetated shores of lakes in Central Australia during the La ...

                                               

Nimbacinus richi

Nimbacinus richi lived during the middle Miocene and has been found in deposits in Bullock Creek in the Northern Territory of Australia. Nimbacinus richi is distinguished from Nimbacinus dicksoni by a well-preserved holotype of a right dentary. T ...

                                               

Perikoala

Perikoala is an extinct genus of marsupials, related to the modern koala. The genus diverged from a common ancestor of the other koala genera Nimiokoala, Litokoala, and Phascolarctos, which contains the living koala.

                                               

Silvabestius

Silvabestius is an extinct genus of marsupial dating to the Early Miocene. They were grazing animals about the size of a modern sheep. This animal is known from two skulls found close together which have come to be known as the "Madonna and Child ...

                                               

Thylacinus megiriani

Thylacinus megiriani lived during the late Miocene, 8 million years ago; the area T. megiriani inhabited in the Northern Territory was covered in forest with a permanent supply of water. Thylacinus megiriani was a quadrupedal marsupial predator, ...

                                               

Thylacoleo hilli

Thylacoleo hilli lived during the Pliocene and was half the size of Thylacoleo crassidentatus. A holotype fossil was found in Town Cave in South Australia. Additional, possible specimens have been found at the Bow fossil site by students and staf ...

                                               

Obdurodon

                                               

Albionbaatar

Albionbaatar is an extinct mammal from the Lower Cretaceous Lulworth Formation of England. It was a member of the also extinct order Multituberculata and shared the world with the much larger dinosaurs. It is in the suborder "Plagiaulacida", fami ...

                                               

Anchitheriomys

Anchitheriomys is an extinct member of the beaver family, Castoridae. It inhabited North America and Eurasia during the middle Miocene. The name of the genus comes from Anchitherium, an extinct genus of horses, and the Greek word for mouse, μῦς, ...

                                               

Barbatodon

Barbatodon is a mammal genus from the Upper Cretaceous period. It lived in Transylvania at the same time as some of the last dinosaurs and was a member of the extinct order of Multituberculata. It is within the suborder of Cimolodonta, and the fa ...

                                               

Cricetulodon

Cricetulodon is an extinct genus of muroid rodent named in 1965. It lived from the Middle Aragonian to the late Turolian. It is sometimes classified with its close relatives in the Cricetodon - Ruscinomys group, which lived in total for 17 millio ...

                                               

Dolinasorex

Dolinasorex glyphodon was a species of giant venomous shrew that is now extinct. Remains of the animal were found at the Gran Dolina site, located in the Sierra de Atapuerca, Burgos, Spain by researchers from the University of Zaragoza, Spain bet ...

                                               

Eridanosaurus

Eridanosaurus is an extinct genus originally described as a crocodilian, but later shown to be a rhinoceros. It is known from Italy.

                                               

Europolemur klatti

Europolemur klatti was a medium to large size adapiformes primate that lived on the continent of Europe from the middle to early Eocene. One possible relative to this species is Margarita stevensi, whose type specimen is about the size of a white ...

                                               

Guimarotodon

Guimarotodon is an extinct mammal of the Upper Jurassic. It was a relatively early member of the also extinct order of Multituberculata. It made its living nibbling plants as great big, and small, dinosaurs roamed the world. Guimarotodon "Guimaro ...

                                               

Harpagophagus

Harpagophagus is an extinct genus of large, mostly carnivorous bone-crushing mammals known as bear dogs, of the family Amphicyonidae endemic to Europe during the Oligocene living from 33.9 - 23.03 Ma and existed for approximately 10.87 million years.

                                               

Helladotherium

Helladotherium is an extinct genus of Sivatherine Giraffid from Europe, Africa, and Asia during the Miocene. The most complete skeleton is that of a female, based on a comparison with an intact female Sivatherium giganteum skull. Only two species ...

                                               

Hyaenotherium

                                               

Kretzoiarctos beatrix

Kretzoiarctos beatrix is the ancestral group of the Ailuropodinae subfamily according to fossil records from the middle Miocene of Spain. Based on tooth structure, researchers have speculated that this species may have been a small herbivorous an ...

                                               

Liotomus

Liotomus is a genus of extinct mammal from the Paleocene epoch. It lived in Europe and North America, and was a member of the extinct order Multituberculata, lying within the suborder Cimolodonta and possibly the family Cimolodontidae. The genus ...

                                               

Lycyaena

Lycyaena is an extinct genus of terrestrial carnivore the family Hyaenidae. Lycyaena was a cursorial hunting hyaena as opposed to full-time scavenger. It has been suggested by R. F. Ewer that Lycyaena may be a possible ancestor to todays aardwolf.

                                               

Mammuthus rumanus

Mammmuthus rumanus is a species of mammoth that lived during the Pliocene what is today the Eastern Europe. Fossil remains have been found in the United Kingdom and Romania.

                                               

Miniopterus zapfei

Miniopterus zapfei is a fossil bat in the genus Miniopterus from the middle Miocene of France. First described in 2002, it is known only from the site of La Grive M, where it occurs with another fossil Miniopterus species, the smaller and more co ...

                                               

Nyctereutes donnezani

                                               

Peratherium

Peratherium is a genus of metatherian mammals in the family Herpetotheriidae that lived in Europe and Africa from the Early Eocene to the Early Miocene. Species include the following: Peratherium antiquum Peratherium constans Peratherium monspeli ...

                                               

Procervulus

                                               

Prosansanosmilus

Prosansanosmilus is an extinct genus of mammalian carnivores of the suborder Feliformia, family Barbourofelidae, which lived in Europe during the Miocene epoch, existing for approximately 0.9 million years.

                                               

Prosansanosmilus peregrinus

P. peregrinus lived in MN4 of France and Germany. Two fossils of P. peregrinus have been found in France and another two have been found in Germany. P. peregrinus was a ground-dwelling creature.

                                               

Pseudodama

                                               

Quercygale

Quercygale is an extinct genus of Miacidae, primitive carnivores that lived during the Eocene. The genus contains four species: Q. angustidens, Q. hastingsae, Q. helvetica, and Q. smithi. Phylogenetic analysis of the basicranial morphology of mia ...

                                               

Stephanorhinus

Stephanorhinus is an extinct genus of two-horned rhinoceros native to northern Eurasia and possibly North Africa that lived during the Pliocene to Late Pleistocene. Two species of Stephanorhinus, Mercks rhinoceros S. kirchbergensis and the narrow ...

                                               

Xiphodontidae

Xiphodontidae is an extinct family of even-toed ungulates, endemic to Europe during the Eocene 40.4 - 33.9 million years ago, existing for about 7.5 million years. They were, most likely, all terrestrial herbivores. Paraxiphodon suggests that the ...

                                               

Ysengrinia

                                               

Apeomyoides

Apeomyoides savagei is a fossil rodent from the Miocene of the United States, the only species in the genus Apeomyoides. It is known from fragmentary jaws and isolated teeth from a site in the early Barstovian, around 15–16 million years ago, of ...

                                               

Bisonalveus

Bisonalveus is an extinct genus of shrew-like mammals that were presumably ground-dwelling and fed on plants and insects. Bisonalveus fossils have been discovered in the upper Great Plains region of North America, including sites in modern-day Wy ...

                                               

Borophagus diversidens

Borophagus diversidens is an extinct species of the genus Borophagus of the subfamily Borophaginae, a group of canids endemic to North America from the late Miocene epoch through the Pliocene epoch 4.9 - 1.8 Ma.

                                               

Borophagus dudleyi

Borophagus dudleyi is an extinct species of the genus Borophagus of the subfamily Borophaginae, a group of canids endemic to North America from the late Hemphillian of the Miocene epoch through the Pliocene epoch. Borophagus dudleyi existed for a ...

                                               

Borophagus littoralis

Borophagus littoralis is an extinct species of the genus Borophagus of the subfamily Borophaginae, a group of canids endemic to North America from the early Miocene epoch through the Pliocene epoch. Borophagus littoralis existed for approximately ...

                                               

Borophagus orc

Borophagus orc is an extinct species of the genus Borophagus of the subfamily Borophaginae, a group of canids endemic to North America from the 10.3 Mya to 4.9 Mya. Borophagus orc existed for approximately 5.4 million years.

                                               

Borophagus pugnator

Borophagus pugnator is an extinct species of the genus Borophagus of the subfamily Borophaginae, a group of canids endemic to North America from the early Miocene epoch through the late Miocene epoch 23.3 - 5.3 Ma. Borophagus pugnator existed for ...

                                               

Borophagus secundus

Borophagus secundus is an extinct species of the genus Borophagus of the subfamily Borophaginae, a group of canids endemic to North America from the Early Miocene epoch through the Late Miocene epoch. Borophagus secundus existed for approximately ...

                                               

Brachypsalis

Brachypsalis is an extinct genus of mustelids, which existed during the Miocene period. The genus was first described by E. D. Cope in 1890. A similar genus, Brachypsaloides, was later identified as synonymous with Brachypsalis. Cope assigned the ...

                                               

Carpolestes simpsoni

Carpolestes simpsoni is an extinct species of Plesiadapiformes, which is one of the earliest primate-like mammals appearing in the fossil record during the late Paleocene. C. simpsoni had grasping digits but no forward-facing eyes. Weighing about ...

                                               

Catopsalis

Catopsalis is a possibly invalid genus of extinct mammal from the Paleocene of North America. This animal was a relatively large member of the extinct order of Multituberculata. Most Multituberculates were much smaller. At one time, the genus was ...

                                               

Cimolodon

Cimolodon is a genus of the extinct mammal order of Multituberculata within the suborder Cimolodonta and the family Cimolodontidae. Specimens are known from the Late Cretaceous of North America.

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