Hoplophoneus Cope 1874 (false sabre-tooth)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Nimravidae

Synonym: Dinotomius Williston 1895

Parent taxon: Nimravinae according to S. Peigné 2003

See also Bryant 1991, Bryant 1996, Cope 1880, Flynn and Galiano 1982, Hough 1949, Martin 1998, Scott and Jepsen 1936, Simpson 1941 and Slater and Van Valkenburgh 2008

Sister taxa: Dinaelurus, Dinailurictis, Dinictis, Eofelis, Eusmilus, Nanosmilus, Nimravus, Pogonodon, Quercylurus

Subtaxa: Hoplophoneus cerebralis Hoplophoneus dakotensis Hoplophoneus insolens Hoplophoneus kurteni Hoplophoneus mentalis Hoplophoneus occidentalis Hoplophoneus oreodontis Hoplophoneus primaevus Hoplophoneus robustus Hoplophoneus strigidens

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Arikareean of United States (3: California, Oregon, South Dakota collections)

• Oligocene of United States (17: Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), Thailand (1), United States (10: Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 33 collections including 35 occurrences

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