Desmocyon Wang et al. 1999 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Full reference: X. Wang, R. H. Tedford, and B. E. Taylor. 1999. Phylogenetic systematics of the Borophaginae (Carnivora: Canidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 243:1-392

Parent taxon: Borophagini according to X. Wang et al. 1999

See also Wang and Tedford 2008

Sister taxa: Aelurodontina, Borophagina, Cormocyon, Cynarctina, Euoplocyon, Metatomarctus, Microtomarctus, Protomarctus, Psalidocyon, Tephrocyon

Subtaxa: Cynodesmus petersoni Desmocyon matthewi Desmocyon thomsoni

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Miocene of United States (19: California, Florida, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Wyoming collections)

• Harrisonian of United States (21: Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (2: Oregon, Wyoming)

Total: 42 collections each including a single occurrence

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