Further remains of Carnivora (Mammalia) from the Sterkfontein hominid site
Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research
New specimens of Carnivora from late Pliocene deposits at the Sterkfontein hominid site are described. Proteles is now added to the faunal list and the hyaena Chasmaporthetes nitidula is also identified in the Member 2 assemblage From the Silberberg Grono. With a larger sample, Members 4 and 5 are now seen to have essentially the same large carnivore guild, a mix of extant and extinct taxa. An updated checklist of taxa is provided.
Sterkfontein, Carnivora, carnivore guild structure