Later Pseudofelis

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Later Pseudofelis
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Infraclass Eutheria
Superorder Afrotheria
-------- Afrocarnivora
Order Monosmila
Family Afrofelidae
Subfamily Pseudofelinae
Pseudofelis (part: 28-5 mya)
Later evolution of Pseudofelis
Later Pseudofelis
In the later members of Pseudofelis, the range continued to contract, in spite of becoming slimmer and faster. Length stayed as it was in P. paradoxia. The last known fossil (a P. terminos from the coast of Iran) is dated to just past the Miocene-Pliocene boundary. With its passing, it left just two genera of the order to try to compete in a world dominated by Dismilans and Carnivora vera. The species are (bottom to top of chart): P. paradoxia, P. elegans, P. rapid, P. farsi, P. thebes, P. sumer, P. terminos.
Later Pseudofelis map