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Contact: Kristin Elise Phillips
American Museum of Natural History

Early Carnivore

Caption: An early carnivore that was a close relative of Miacis uintensis, Vulpavus, is about to climb on a tree trunk. This illustrates the varied locomotor adaptations seen across even the earliest relatives of living carnivorans.

Credit: Marlene Donnelly and The Field Museum

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