Tephrocyon Merriam 1906 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Full reference: J. C. Merriam. 1906. Carnivora From the Tertiary Formations of the John Day Region. University of California Publications Bulletin of the Department of Geology 5(1):1-64

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

See also Bode 1935, Green 1948, Matthew 1924, Munthe 1998, Stirton 1940 and Webb 1969

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

Subtaxa: Tephrocyon rurestris Tephrocyon scitulus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (6: Florida, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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