Borhyaena

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Borhyaena
Temporal range: Early Miocene (Santacrucian)
~17.5–15.5 Ma[1]
Borhyaena tuberata.JPG
B. tuberata skull
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Sparassodonta
Family: Borhyaenidae
Genus: Borhyaena
Ameghino 1887
Species
  • B. macrodonta (Ameghino 1902)
  • B. tuberata (Ameghino 1887)
Synonyms
  • Conodonictis Ameghino 1891
  • Dinamictis Ameghino 1891
  • Pseudoborhyaena Ameghino 1902

Borhyaena is an extinct genus of metatherians. It lived in South America between 20 and 15 million years ago.

Borhyaena ate meat. It hunted buffalo, wildebeest and mastodons.

References[change | change source]

  1. Marshall, Larry G. (1978). "Evolution of the Borhyaenidae, extinct South American predaceous marsupials". 117. University of California Press: 1–89. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)