Carpocyon robustus Green 1948 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combination: Tomarctus robustus

Full reference: M. Green. 1948. A new species of dog from the Lower Pliocene of California. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geological Sciences 28(4):81-90

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

See also Green 1948

Sister taxa: Carpocyon compressus, Carpocyon limosus, Carpocyon webbi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Ricardo, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in the Dove Spring Formation of California

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Miocene of United States (12: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas collections)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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