Epicyon haydeni Leidy 1858 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Aelurodon haydeni, Canis (Epicyon) haydeni

Synonyms: Aelurodon aphobus Merriam 1919, Aelurodon mortifer Cook 1914, Aelurodon ricardoensis Stirton and VanderHoof 1933, Aelurodon validus Stirton and Vanderhoof 1933, Epicyon aphobus Merriam 1919, Epicyon mortifer Cook 1914, Epicyon validus Stirton and Vanderhoof 1933, Osteoborus ricardoensis Stirton and VanderHoof 1933, Osteoborus validus Stirton and Vanderhoof 1933, Tephrocyon mortifer Cook 1914

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89

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

See also Baskin 1980, Baskin 1998, Becker and McDonald 1998, Bennett 1979, Cook 1914, Green 1948, Hay 1902, Hulbert and Whitmore 2006, Kitts 1957, Kitts 1964, Leidy 1858, Lozinsky and Tedford 1991, Matthew and Gidley 1904, Matthew and Stirton 1930, McGrew 1944, Merriam 1919, Munthe 1989, Munthe 1998, Richey 1979, Scott and Osborn 1890, Skinner et al. 1977, Stirton and VanderHoof 1933, VanderHoof and Gregory 1940, Voorhies 1990, Whistler 1991 and Whistler and Burbank 1992

Sister taxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Hemphillian of United States (22: Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas collections)

• Miocene of United States (46: Arizona, California, Florida, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas)

Total: 68 collections including 69 occurrences

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