Borophagus pugnator Cook 1922 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Aelurodon pugnator, Osteoborus pugnator, Porthocyon pugnator

Synonym: Osteoborus galushai Webb 1969

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

See also Matthew 1924, Matthew and Stirton 1930, Munthe 1998, Richey 1979, Stirton 1939, Stirton and VanderHoof 1933, Tseng and Geisler 2016, VanderHoof 1931 and VanderHoof and Gregory 1940

Sister taxa: Borophagus diversidens, Borophagus dudleyi, Borophagus hilli, Borophagus littoralis, Borophagus orc, Borophagus parvus, Borophagus secundus, Dinocyon (Borophagus) meandrinus, Osteoborus crassipinaetus, Porthocyon matthewi

Type specimens:

  • Borophagus pugnator: Its type locality is Wray, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in Colorado
  • Osteoborus galushai: F:AM 61671, 61672, a mandible. Its type locality is Mixson's Bone Bed, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Alachua Formation of Florida.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Hemphillian of United States (11: Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas collections)

• Miocene of United States (7: Florida, Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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