Paraenhydrocyon wallovianus Cope 1881 (canid)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Enhydrocyon wallovianus, Temnocyon wallovianus

Synonyms: Enhydrocyon venator Cook 1909, Mesocyon venator Cook 1909, Temnocyon venator Cook 1909

Belongs to Paraenhydrocyon according to X. Wang 1994

See also Cook 1909, Hay 1902, Loomis 1936, Macdonald 1963, Stevens 1991, Wang and Tedford 1996 and Wortman and Matthew 1899

Sister taxa: Paraenhydrocyon josephi, Paraenhydrocyon robustus

Type specimens:

  • Paraenhydrocyon wallovianus: AMNH 6858, a partial skull (rostral part of skull)
  • Temnocyon venator: AMNH 81086, a partial skull (partial skull and lower jaws). Its type locality is Syndyoceras Quarry, which is in a Harrisonian terrestrial horizon in the Harrison Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Harrisonian of United States (6: Nebraska, Texas, Wyoming collections)

• Arikareean of United States (2: Oregon)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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