Mesocyon temnodon Wortman and Matthew 1899 (canid)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Cynodictis temnodon, Hesperocyon temnodon, Nothocyon temnodon, Pseudocynodictis temnodon

Belongs to Mesocyon according to X. Wang 1994

See also Galbreath 1953, Green 1952, Hay 1902, Matthew 1924 and Wortman and Matthew 1899

Sister taxa: Mesocyon brachyops, Mesocyon coryphaeus

Type specimen: AMNH 8753, a mandible (partial left ramus). Its type locality is Vista, which is in a Whitneyan terrestrial horizon in the White River Formation of Colorado.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Harrisonian of United States (1: Nebraska collection)

• Arikareean of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Oligocene of United States (19: Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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