Hesperocyon gregarius Cope 1873 (canid)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Canis gregarius, Cynodictis gregarius, Galecynus gregarius, Pseudocynodictis gregarius

Invalid subtaxa: Alloeodectes mcgrewi Russell 1972, Amphicyon gracilis Leidy 1856 [replaced name], Cynodictis hylactor Hay 1899, Cynodictis paterculus Matthew 1903, Hesperocyon paterculus Matthew 1903, Nanodelphys mcgrewi Russell 1972, Peradectes mcgrewi Russell 1972, Pseudocynodictis paterculus Matthew 1903

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1873. Third Notice Of Extinct Vertebrata From The Tertiary of the Plains. Paleontological Bulletin 16:1-8

Belongs to Hesperocyon according to X. Wang 1994

See also Bryant 1993, Cope 1873, Galbreath 1953, Green 1952, Gustafson 1986, Hay 1902, Hough 1948, Hough and Alf 1956, Korth 1994, Krishtalka and Stucky 1983, Leidy 1856, Leidy 1857, Macdonald 1970, Matthew 1903, Matthew 1918, Russell 1972, Russell 1984, Scott 1898, Scott and Jepsen 1936, Thorpe 1922, Thorpe 1922, Wang and Tedford 1996 and Wortman and Matthew 1899

Sister taxon: Hesperocyon coloradensis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (92: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Eocene of Canada (2: Saskatchewan), United States (37: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 132 collections each including a single occurrence

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