†subfamily Hesperocyoninae Tedford 1978 (canid)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Parent taxon: Canidae according to X. Wang 1994

See also Wang et al. 1999 and Wang and Tedford 2008

Sister taxa: Alopex, Amphicyon angustidens, Atelocynus, Borophaginae, Caninae, Chailicyon, Cubacyon, Cynodictis, Cynotherium, Dusicyon, Dysodus, Gobicyon, Lycaon, Neovulpavus, Nyctereutes, Otocyon, Otocyoninae, Plesiocyon, Protemnocyon, Protocyon, Prototocyon, Speothos, Synagodus, Vulpes

Subtaxa: Caedocyon Cynodesmus Ectopocynus Enhydrocyon Hesperocyon Mesocyon Osbornodon Paraenhydrocyon Philotrox Sunkahetanka

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (22: California, Florida, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming collections)

• Harrisonian of United States (16: Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (29: California, Florida, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Oligocene of Canada (3: Saskatchewan), United States (151: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming)

• Eocene of Canada (4: Saskatchewan), United States (53: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 278 collections including 310 occurrences

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