Metatomarctus canavus Simpson 1932 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Cynodesmus canavus, Tomarctus canavus

Synonyms: Nothocyon insularis White 1942, Tomarctus thomasi White 1941

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1932. Miocene land mammals from Florida. Bulletin of the Florida State Geological Survey 10:7-41

Belongs to Metatomarctus according to X. Wang et al. 1999

See also Honey and Izett 1988, Olsen 1956, Olsen 1962, Simpson 1932, Wang 1994, Wang and Tedford 2008, White 1941, White 1942 and White 1947

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Metatomarctus canavus: FSGS V5260, a mandible (right lower jaw with p2 and p4-m2). Its type locality is Thomas Farm, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial sandstone/claystone in the Alachua Formation of Florida.
  • Nothocyon insularis:
  • Tomarctus thomasi: MCZ 3682, a maxilla (portion of left maxilla with P4-M2.).

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Miocene of United States (25: California, Delaware, Florida, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming collections)

Total: 25 collections each including a single occurrence

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