Temnocyon Cope 1878 (bear-dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Amphicyonidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1878. On some of the characters of the Miocene fauna of Oregon. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 18(102):63-78

Parent taxon: Temnocyoninae according to R. M. Hunt 2011

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Hay 1902, Hunt 1998 and Wortman and Matthew 1899

Sister taxa: Delotrochanter, Mammacyon, Rudiocyon

Subtaxa: Temnocyon altigenis Temnocyon ferox Temnocyon fingeruti Temnocyon macrogenys Temnocyon percussor Temnocyon subferox Temnocyon typicus

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Type: Temnocyon altigenis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Harrisonian of United States (3: Nebraska, Wyoming collections)

• Arikareean of United States (5: California, Nebraska, Oregon)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Oregon)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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