Cynelos Jourdan 1862 (bear-dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Amphicyonidae

Synonyms: Absonodaphoenus Olsen 1958, Hebucides Savage 1965, Hecubides Savage 1965

Parent taxon: Amphicyoninae according to R. M. Hunt 1998

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Hulbert 1992, Hunt 1977, Hunt and Stepleton 2015, Morales et al. 2007, Morlo et al. 2007, Sach and Heizmann 2001, Savage 1965, Tedford and Frailey 1976 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: Amphicyon, Goupilictis, Ischyrocyon, Magericyon, Pliocyon, Pseudocyon, Thaumastocyonini, Ysengrinia

Subtaxa: Cynelos anubisi Cynelos caroniavorus Cynelos euryodon Cynelos idoneus Cynelos lemanensis Cynelos malasi Cynelos sinapius Hecubides euryodon Hecubides macrodon

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Type: Amphicyon lemanensis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Miocene of Egypt (2 collections), France (9), Germany (2), Pakistan (2), Uganda (1), United States (18: California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Virginia)

• Harrisonian of United States (3: Nebraska)

• Arikareean of United States (1: California)

Total: 38 collections including 40 occurrences

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