Name: Vampyrictis ‭(‬Vampire cat‭)‬.
Phonetic: Vam-py-ar-ik-tiss.
Named By: Kurten‭ ‬-‭ ‬1976.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Carnivora,‭ ‬Feliformia,‭ ‬Barbourofelidae.
Species: V.‭ ‬vipera.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unknown.
Known locations: Tunisia,‭ ‬Bled Douarah.
Time period: Late Miocene.
Fossil representation: Jaw fragment and part of a canine tooth.

       Due to the fragmentary nature of the known fossil,‭ ‬not much can be said about Vampyrictis other than it appears to have been one of the last of the African barbourofelids.


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