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Paleontological Journal

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 298–311 | Cite as

A new species of Paroxyaena (Hyaenodontidae, Creodonta) from phosphorites of Quercy, Late Eocene, France

  • A. V. Lavrov
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Abstract

An almost complete skull without a lower jaw of Paroxyaena pavlovi sp. nov. (Pterodontinae) is described. A new tribe, Paroxyaenini tribe nov., is established. The round foramen and orbital fissure of Paroxyaenini are completely fused, whereas those of Pterodontini are separate. The deciduous teeth of Paroxyaena are described for the first time.

Key words

Pterodontinae creodonts new species deciduous teeth phosphorites Quercy Late Eocene France 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Lavrov
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  1. 1.Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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