Cormocyon copei Wang and Tedford 1992 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Full reference: X. Wang and R. H. Tedford. 1992. The status of genus Nothocyon Matthew, 1899 (Carnivora): an arctoid not a canid. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 12(2):223-229

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

See also Strganac 2011 and Wang and Tedford 1992

Sister taxon: Cormocyon haydeni

Type specimen: AMNH 6885, a partial skeleton (skull, mandible, vertebrae, pelvis, and distal right humerus)

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Miocene of United States (2: Colorado collections)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: Florida)

• Arikareean of United States (4: Oregon)

• Oligocene of United States (3: Nebraska, Washington)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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