Phlaocyon leucosteus Matthew 1899 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

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

See also Alroy 2002 and Hay 1902

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Merycochoerus Quarry, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Martin Canyon Beds Formation of Colorado

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Miocene of United States (7: Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming collections)

• Harrisonian of United States (2: Florida, Nebraska)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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