Phlaocyon minor Matthew 1907 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Cormocyon minor, Cynodesmus minor, Nothocyon minor, Tomarctus minor

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1907. A Lower Miocene fauna from South Dakota. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 23(9):169-219

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

See also Cook and Macdonald 1962, Macdonald 1970, Matthew 1907, Wang 1994, Wang and Fremd 1994, Wang and Tedford 1992, White 1941 and White 1942

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is AMNH Rosebud 22, which is in a Harrisonian terrestrial horizon in the Rosebud Formation of South Dakota

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Miocene of United States (1: Texas collection)

• Harrisonian of United States (9: Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Dakota)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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