Hyaenodon crucians Leidy 1853 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae

Synonyms: Hyaenodon minutus Douglass 1902, Hyaenodon paucidens Osborn and Wortman 1894, Pseudopterodon minutus Douglass 1902

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1853. [On leave granted, Dr. Leidy made the following coinmnunication]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 6:392-394

Belongs to Hyaenodon according to W. B. Scott 1892

See also Douglass 1902, Gunnell 1998, Hay 1902, Lambe 1908, Lavrov and Emry 1998, Leidy 1853, Leidy 1857, Matthew 1903, Mellett 1977, Osborn and Wortman 1894, Stock 1933, Tabrum and Nichols 2001 and Thorpe 1922

Sister taxa: Hyaenodon (Isohyaenodon), Hyaenodon americanus, Hyaenodon bavaricus, Hyaenodon brachycephalus, Hyaenodon brevirostrus, Hyaenodon chunkhtensis, Hyaenodon cruentus, Hyaenodon dubius, Hyaenodon eminus, Hyaenodon filholi, Hyaenodon gigas, Hyaenodon horridus, Hyaenodon incertus, Hyaenodon leptocephalus, Hyaenodon leptorhynchus, Hyaenodon megaloides, Hyaenodon microdon, Hyaenodon mongoliensis, Hyaenodon montanus, Hyaenodon mustelinus, Hyaenodon neimongoliensis, Hyaenodon pervagus, Hyaenodon raineyi, Hyaenodon venturae, Hyaenodon vetus, Hyaenodon weilini, Hyaenodon yuanchuensis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (10: Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming collections)

• Eocene of United States (8: Montana, Nebraska, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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