Limnocyon velox Marsh 1872 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae

Alternative combination: Thinocyon velox

Synonyms: Thinocyon cledensis Matthew 1909, Thinocyon minimus Matthew 1909, Thinocyon mustelinus Matthew 1909, Thinocyon wyomingensis Morlo et al. 2000

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1872. Preliminary description of new Tertiary mammals. Part II. American Journal of Science 4(21):202-224

Belongs to Limnocyon according to J. L. Wortman 1902

See also Gazin 1976, Gunnell 1998, Gunnell 1998, Marsh 1872, Matthew 1909, Morlo et al. 2000 and Scott 1892

Sister taxa: Limnocyon cuspidens, Limnocyon medius, Limnocyon potens, Limnocyon verus

Type specimens:

  • Limnocyon velox: Its type locality is Grizzly Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming
  • Thinocyon cledensis: Its type locality is Washakie A, which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Washakie Formation of Wyoming.
  • Thinocyon minimus:
  • Thinocyon mustelinus: AMNH 12635, a partial skeleton.
  • Thinocyon wyomingensis:

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore


• Eocene of United States (15: Wyoming collections)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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