Archaeocyon pavidus Stock 1933 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Cormocyon pavidus, Hesperocyon pavidus, Nothocyon pavidus, Pseudocynodictis pavidus

Full reference: C. Stock. 1933. Carnivora from the Sespe of the Las Posas Hills, California. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 440(4):29-41

Belongs to Archaeocyon according to X. Wang et al. 1999

See also Lander 1983, Stock 1933, Wang 1994, Wang and Fremd 1994, Wang and Tedford 1992 and Wang and Tedford 1996

Sister taxa: Archaeocyon falkenbachi, Archaeocyon leptodus

Type specimen: LACM 466, a partial skull (anterior half of skull and mandible). Its type locality is Kew Quarry, which is in an Arikareean terrestrial claystone/sandstone in the Sespe Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Arikareean of United States (1: California collection)

• Oligocene of United States (8: Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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