Sivaelurus is an extinct genus of felid. The type and only species, S. chinjiensis, was described based on a fragmentary fossil found in Asia. It was originally described as Pseudaelurus chinjiensis in 1910, but was reassigned to a new genus in 1915.[1][2][3]

Sivaelurus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Genus: Sivaelurus
Pilgrim, 1915
Type species
Sivaelurus chinjiensis
Pilgrim, 1910
Species
  • Sivaelurus chinjiensis
Synonyms

S. chinjiensis

  • Pseudaelurus chinjiensis

A 2020 study of newfound material from the region suggested that the species Miopanthera lorteti be reassigned to this genus; it also described fragmentary material referable to Sivaelurus sp.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pilgrim, G. (1910). "Notices of new mammalian genera and species from the Tertiaries of India". Records of the Geological Survey of India. 60: 65.
  2. ^ Pilgrim, G. (1915). "Note on the new feline genera Sivaelurus and Paramachaerodus and on the possible survival of the subphylum in modern times". Records of the Geological Survey of India. 65: 138–155.
  3. ^ Rothwell, Tom (2004). "Chapter 12: New Felid Material from the Ulaan Tologoi Locality, Loh Formation (Early Miocene) of Mongolia". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 285: 157–165. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.616.5669. doi:10.1206/0003-0090(2004)285<0157:C>2.0.CO;2.
  4. ^ Qigao Jiangzuo; Danhui Sun; John J. Flynn (2020). "Paleobiogeographic implications of additional Felidae (Carnivora, Mammalia) specimens from the Siwaliks". Historical Biology. doi:10.1080/08912963.2020.1737683.