Daphoenus Leidy 1853 (bear-dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Amphicyonidae

Synonyms: Pericyon Thorpe 1922, Proamphicyon Hatcher 1902

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1853. [On leave granted, Dr. Leidy made the following coinmnunication]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 6:392-394

Parent taxon: Daphoeninae according to R. M. Hunt 1998

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Hay 1902, Hunt 2002, Lambe 1908, Matthew 1918, Scott and Jepsen 1936, Sinclair 1924, Thorpe 1922 and Wortman and Matthew 1899

Sister taxa: Adilophontes, Brachyrhynchocyon, Daphoenictis, Daphoenodon

Subtaxa: Canis lippincottianus Daphoenus demilo Daphoenus felinus Daphoenus hartshornianus Daphoenus lambei Daphoenus robustus Daphoenus ruber Daphoenus socialis Daphoenus transversus Daphoenus vetus

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Type: Daphoenus vetus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (1: Oregon collection)

• Arikareean of United States (7: California, Nebraska, Oregon)

• Oligocene of Canada (2: Saskatchewan), United States (43: Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Eocene of Canada (2: Saskatchewan), United States (14: Georgia, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 69 collections including 73 occurrences

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