Osbornodon iamonensis Sellards 1916 (canid)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Cynodesmus iamonensis, Mesocyon iamonensis

Synonyms: Cynodesmus nobilis Simpson 1932, Paradaphoenus nobilis Simpson 1932, Paradaphoenus tropicalis White 1942

Full reference: E. H. Sellards. 1916. Fossil vertebrates from Florida: A new Miocene fauna; new Pliocene species; the Pleistocene fauna. Florida State Geological Survey, Annual Report 8:79-119

Belongs to Osbornodon according to X. Wang 1994

See also Hayes 2000, Hulbert 1992, Olsen 1956, Sellards 1916, Simpson 1932, Wang and Tedford 1996, White 1942 and Wilson 1960

Sister taxa: Osbornodon brachypus, Osbornodon fricki, Osbornodon renjiei, Osbornodon sesnoni, Osbornodon wangi

Type specimens:

  • Osbornodon iamonensis: USNM 8836, a maxilla (right maxillary fragment). Its type locality is Griscom Plantation, which is in a Miocene marine limestone in the Torreya Formation of Florida.
  • Cynodesmus nobilis: FGS V5255, a mandible (partial left ramus).
  • Paradaphoenus tropicalis: MCZ 3729, a maxilla (right maxillary fragment). Its type locality is Thomas Farm, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial sandstone/claystone in the Alachua Formation of Florida.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (4: Florida, Nebraska collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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