Mesocyon coryphaeus Cope 1879

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Enhydrocyon coryphaeus, Hypotemnodon coryphaeus, Temnocyon coryphaeus

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1879. On the genera of Felidae and Canidae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (extract) 1-27

Belongs to Mesocyon according to X. Wang 1994

See also Barbour and Schultz 1935, Cope 1879, Douglass 1903, Fremd 1994, Hay 1902, Hough 1948, Loomis 1936, Matthew 1907, Merriam 1906, Stevens 1991, Swisher 1982, Wang and Tedford 1996 and Wortman and Matthew 1899

Sister taxa: Mesocyon brachyops, Mesocyon temnodon

Subtaxa: Mesocyon josephi secundus

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Type specimen: AMNH 6859, a partial skeleton (complete skull with entire dentition, partial left scapula, and one cervical vertebra)


• Arikareean of United States (2: California, Oregon collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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