Paradaphoenus Wortman and Matthew 1899 (bear-dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Amphicyonidae

Full reference: J. L. Wortman and W. D. Matthew. 1899. The ancestry of certain members of the Canidae, the Viverridae, and Procyonidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 12(6):109-138

Parent taxon: Amphicyonidae according to R. M. Hunt 2001

See also Carroll 1988, Hay 1902, Hunt 1998 and Wortman and Matthew 1899

Sister taxa: Afrocyon, Agnotherium, Amphicyanis, Amphicyoninae, Angelarctocyon, Aphicyoninae, Arctamphicyon, Bonisicyon, Brachycyon, Daphoeninae, Guangxicyon, Gustafsonia, Haplocyon, Haplocyoninae, Haplocyonoides, Haplocyonopsis, Harpagophagus, Ictiocyon, Myacyon, Notoamphicyon, Pseudamphicyon, Pseudarctos, Pseudocyonopsis, Sarcocyon, Symplectocyon, Temnocyoninae, Thaumastocyoninae, Vishnucyon

Subtaxa: Paradaphoenus cuspigerus Paradaphoenus minimus Paradaphoenus tooheyi

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Type: Canis cuspigerus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Miocene of United States (1: Oregon collection)

• Arikareean of United States (4: Nebraska, Oregon)

• Oligocene of United States (6: Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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