Microtomarctus conferta Matthew 1918 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Tephrocyon confertus, Tomarctus confertus

Synonym: Tomarctus paulus Henshaw 1942

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1918. Contributions to the Snake Creek Fauna with notes upon the Pleistocene of western Nebraska, American Museum Expedition of 1916. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 38(7):183-229

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

See also Downs 1956, Green 1948, Henshaw 1942, Matthew 1918 and Matthew 1924

Sister taxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (34: California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas collections)

Total: 34 collections each including a single occurrence

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