Hesperocyon Scott 1890 (canid)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Synonyms: Alloeodectes Russell 1984, Pseudocynodictis Schlosser 1902

Parent taxon: Hesperocyoninae according to X. Wang 1994

See also Bryant 1993, Carroll 1988, Clark and Guensburg 1972, Green 1952, Gustafson 1986, Korth 1994, Macdonald 1970, Matthew 1918, Russell 1984 and Wang and Tedford 1996

Sister taxa: Caedocyon, Cynodesmus, Ectopocynus, Enhydrocyon, Mesocyon, Osbornodon, Paraenhydrocyon, Philotrox, Sunkahetanka

Subtaxa: Hesperocyon coloradensis Hesperocyon gregarius

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Type: Prohesperocyon wilsoni

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Arikareean of United States (1: Wyoming collection)

• Oligocene of Canada (3: Saskatchewan), United States (107: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Eocene of Canada (4: Saskatchewan), United States (53: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 168 collections including 169 occurrences

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