Temporal range: Middle Miocene
|Fossil of L. longirostris|
Lycopsis was more likely an ambush hunter than a pounce-pursuit predator, stalking small-to medium-sized prey. The borhyaenids in general were once arboreal, and later changed their life-style to one of living on the ground. The skeleton of Lycopsis has a mosaic of features which show it was not yet a fast runner on the ground.
References[change | change source]
- Argot C. 2004. Functional-adaptive analysis of the postcranial skeleton of a Laventan borhyaenoid, Lycopsis longirostris (Marsupialia, Mammalia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24 (3): 689.