Tomarctus Cope 1873 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1873. Third Notice Of Extinct Vertebrata From The Tertiary of the Plains. Paleontological Bulletin 16:1-8

Parent taxon: Borophaginae according to K. Smith et al. 2016

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988 and Wang et al. 1999

Sister taxa: Archaeocyon, Borophagini, Otarocyon, Oxetocyon, Phlaocyonini, Rhizocyon

Subtaxa: Tomarctus brevirostris Tomarctus hippophaga

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (11: Saskatchewan collections), Mexico (1), Panama (2), United States (38: California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas)

Total: 52 collections including 60 occurrences

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