Phlaocyon annectens Peterson 1907 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combination: Nothocyon annectens

Synonyms: Bassariscops willistoni Peterson 1923, Phlaocyon willistoni Peterson 1923

Full reference: O. A. Peterson. 1907. The Miocene Beds of Western Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming and Their Vertebrate Faunae. Annals of Carnegie Museum 4(3):21-72

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

See also Frailey 1979, Peterson 1907, Peterson 1923, Peterson 1928 and Vanderhill 1980

Sister taxa: Phlaocyon achoros, Phlaocyon latidens, Phlaocyon leucosteus, Phlaocyon mariae, Phlaocyon marslandensis, Phlaocyon minor, Phlaocyon multicuspus, Phlaocyon taylori, Phlaocyon yatkolai

Type specimens:

  • Phlaocyon annectens: CM 1602, a partial skull (the upper and lower jaws, the dentition being complete with the exception of the lower incisors). Its type locality is Beardog Hill, which is in a Harrisonian fluvial sandstone in the Marsland Formation of Nebraska.
  • Phlaocyon willistoni: CM 11332, 11333, a partial skull.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Harrisonian of United States (8: Nebraska, Texas, Wyoming collections)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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