Name: Protictitherium.
Phonetic: Pro-tik-to-fee-ree-um.
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.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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