Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Gracilocyon igniculus Beard and Dawson 2009 (placental)

Mammalia - Ferae

PaleoDB taxon number: 347702

Alternative combination: Miacis igniculus

Full reference: K. C. Beard and M. R. Dawson. 2009. Early Wasatchian mammals of the Red Hot local fauna, uppermost Tuscahoma Formation, Lauderdale County, Mississippi. Annals of Carnegie Museum 78(3):193-243

Belongs to Gracilocyon according to F. Solé et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Gracilocyon rosei, Gracilocyon rundlei, Gracilocyon solei, Gracilocyon winkleri

Type specimen: YPM-PU 23989, a tooth (left p4). Its type locality is Red Hot, which is in a Wasatchian estuary/bay sandstone in the Tuscahoma Formation of Mississippi.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore