Pliocyon Matthew 1918 (bear-dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Amphicyonidae

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1918. Contributions to the Snake Creek Fauna with notes upon the Pleistocene of western Nebraska, American Museum Expedition of 1916. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 38(7):183-229

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

See also Carroll 1988 and Matthew 1918

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

Subtaxa: Pliocyon medius Pliocyon ossifragus Pliocyon robustus

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Type: Pliocyon medius

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (10: California, Florida, Nebraska, Oregon collections)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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