oa Annals of the Transvaal Museum - New fossil carnivores from the Swartkrans australopithecine site (Mammalia: Carnivora)

Volume 29, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0041-1752



The revised nomenclature of the carnivores previously recorded from Swartkrans is given and new records for the site are described. These include the earliest Otocyon yet recorded from South Africa, and a new species of Proteles (P. transvaalensis). Canis atrox from Kromdraai A and Canis africanus from Olduvai Gorge are referred to the genus Lycaon and an earlier suggestion that this genus be included in the Caninae rather than the Simocyoninae is supported.

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