New hyaenodonts (Ferae, Mammalia) from the Early Miocene of Napak (Uganda), Koru (Kenya) and Grillental (Namibia)
|Klíčová slova||Hyaenailurinae, Hyaenodonta, Creodonta, Systematics, Miocene, Africa|
|Citace||MORALES, Jorge a PICKFORD, Martin. New hyaenodonts (Ferae, Mammalia) from the Early Miocene of Napak (Uganda), Koru (Kenya) and Grillental (Namibia). Fossil Imprint / Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B – Historia Naturalis. Praha: Národní muzeum, 2017, 73(3-4), 332-359. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/if-2017-0019. ISSN 2533-4050 (tisk), 2533-4069 (online). Dostupné také z: https://publikace.nm.cz/periodicke-publikace/fiamnpsbhn/73-3-4/new-hyaenodonts-ferae-mammalia-from-the-early-miocene-of-napak-uganda-koru-kenya-and-grillental-namibia|
Recent palaeontological surveys in Early Miocene sediments at Napak (Uganda), Koru (Kenya) and Grillental (Namibia) have resulted in the collection of a number of small to medium-sized hyaenodonts and carnivorans, some of which were poorly represented in previous collections. The present article describes and interprets the hyaenodonts from these localities. The new fossils permit more accurate interpretation of some of the poorly known taxa, but new taxa are also present. The fossils reveal the presence of a hitherto unsuspected morphofunctional dentognathic system in the Hyaenodontidae which is described and deﬁned, along with previously documented dentognathic complexes. Two new tribes, three new genera and one new species are diagnosed.