Enhydrocyon stenocephalus Cope 1879 (canid)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Synonym: Enhydrocyon oregonensis Thorpe 1922

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1879. Observations on the faunae of the Miocene Tertiaries of Oregon. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey 5(2):55-69

Belongs to Enhydrocyon according to X.-M. Wang et al. 2008

See also Cope 1879, Hay 1902, Thorpe 1922, Wang 1994 and Wortman and Matthew 1899

Sister taxa: Enhydrocyon basilatus, Enhydrocyon crassidens, Enhydrocyon pahinsintewakpa, Hyaenocyon sectorius

Type specimens:

  • Enhydrocyon stenocephalus: AMNH 6902, a partial skull (cranial fragments). Its type locality is John Day (non-specific), which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in the John Day Formation of Oregon.
  • Enhydrocyon oregonensis: YPM 12730, a partial skull (partial anterior skull).

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Arikareean of United States (1: Oregon collection)

• Oligocene of United States (2: Oregon)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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