Among many fossils from the sandpit ‘De Kuilen’ at Langenboom (Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands), two specimens of a large-sized mustelid were discovered. One specimen is a fragment of a maxilla with two molars: P4 and M1; the other a mandible with two premolars P3 and P4 and one molar M1. Both fossils are described and illustrated. A comparison with several mustelid finds from sites of Villafranchian age elsewhere in Europe revealed a close resemblance to fossil remains described under different names. We conclude that the maxillary specimen represents a male individual, the mandible specimen a female, both belonging to Pannonictis ardea (Gervais, 1859) Schaub, 1949.

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Noud Peters, & John de Vos. (2012). A villafranchian mustelid, Pannonictis ardea (Gervais, 1859) (Carnivora, Mustelidae) from Langenboom (Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands). Cainozoic research, 9(1), 9–14.