Mesocyon brachyops Merriam 1906 (canid)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Synonym: Mesocyon baileyi Stock 1933

Full reference: J. C. Merriam. 1906. Carnivora From the Tertiary Formations of the John Day Region. University of California Publications Bulletin of the Department of Geology 5(1):1-64

Belongs to Mesocyon according to X. Wang 1994

See also Lander 1983, Merriam 1906 and Stock 1933

Sister taxa: Mesocyon coryphaeus, Mesocyon temnodon

Type specimens:

  • Mesocyon brachyops: UCMP 1692, a partial skeleton (almost complete cranium and partial pelvis)
  • Mesocyon baileyi: LACM 471, a skull (skull and mandible).

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Arikareean of United States (5: California, Oregon collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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