Named By: Kretzoi - 1938.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora, Hyaenidae.
Species: Species recorded include P. aegaeum, P. cingulatum, P. crassum, P. gaillardia, P. intermedium, P. praecurrens, P. punicum.
Known locations: China, France, Germany, Spain and Turkey.
Time period: Langhian to the Tortonian of the Miocene. Possibly later.
Fossil representation: Remains of many individuals.
A very primitive genus of hyena, Protictitherium has actually been more loosely interpreted as like a civet in terms of physical appearance.
- Late Miocene carnivores of the Greco-Iranian Province: Composition, guild structure and palaeoecology - Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 305: 215 - G. D. Koufos & G. E. Konidaris - 2011.