Epicyon saevus Leidy 1858 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Aelurodon saevus, Canis saevus

Synonyms: Aelurodon inflatus VanderHoof and Gregory 1940, Epicyon inflatus VanderHoof and Gregory 1940

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, Cope 1881, Hay 1902, Leidy 1858, Matthew and Gidley 1904, McGrew 1944, Munthe 1989, Scott and Osborn 1890, Troxell 1915, VanderHoof and Gregory 1940 and Voorhies 1990

Sister taxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Hemphillian of United States (10: California, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas collections)

• Miocene of Canada (6: Saskatchewan), Mexico (1), United States (61: California, Florida, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas)

Total: 78 collections each including a single occurrence

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