Epicyon Leidy 1858 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89

Parent taxon: Borophagina according to X. Wang et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Borophagus, Carpocyon, Paratomarctus, Protepicyon

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Hemphillian of United States (35: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas collections)

• Miocene of Canada (6: Saskatchewan), Mexico (1), United States (95: Arizona, California, Florida, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas)

Total: 137 collections including 155 occurrences

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