Osbornodon sesnoni Macdonald 1967 (canid)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combination: Brachyrhynchocyon sesnoni

Full reference: J. R. Macdonald. 1967. A New Species of Late Oligocene Dog, Brachyrhynchocyon sesnoni, From South Dakota. Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 126:1-5

Belongs to Osbornodon according to X. Wang 1994

See also Macdonald 1967 and Wang and Tedford 1996

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

Type specimen: LACM 17039, a partial skeleton (partial skull and mandible plus postcranial fragments). Its type locality is Wolff Ranch (LACM 2002), which is in a Whitneyan terrestrial horizon in the Brule Formation of South Dakota.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Arikareean of United States (1: Oregon collection)

• Oligocene of United States (2: South Dakota)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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