Agriotherium Wagner 1837 (bear)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Synonym: Hyaenarctos Falconer and Cautley 1845

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

See also Alroy 2002, Bennett 1979, Carroll 1988, Chorn and Hoffman 1978, Dalquest 1986, Hendey 1974, Kurten 1968, Miller and Carranza-Castaneda 1996, Qiu et al. 1991, Salesa et al. 2006, Savage 1941 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: Indarctos, Ursavus

Subtaxa: Agriotherium africanum Agriotherium gregoryi Agriotherium inexpetans Agriotherium insigne Agriotherium schneideri Agriotherium sivalensis

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Type: Agriotherium sivalensis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Blancan of United States (1: Idaho collection)

• Pliocene of Bulgaria (1), China (1), Ethiopia (1), Greece (1), Libya (1), Mexico (1), Poland (1), South Africa (3), Ukraine (1)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (6), United States (13: Arizona, California, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), South Africa (1)

• Miocene of China (1), Libya (1), Spain (1), United States (3: Florida, Nebraska, Nevada)

Total: 39 collections each including a single occurrence

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