Pogonodon brachyops Cope 1878 (false sabre-tooth)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Nimravidae

Alternative combinations: Deinictis brachyops, Dinictis brachyops, Hoplophoneus brachyops, Machaerodus brachyops, Nimravus brachyops

Synonyms: Deinictis major Lucas 1898, Dinictis major Lucas 1898, Nimravus altidens Macdonald 1950, Nimravus bumpensis Scott and Jepsen 1936, Nimravus confertus Cope 1880, Nimravus gomphodus Cope 1880, Nimravus major Lucas 1898, Nimravus meridianus Stock 1933

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1878. On some of the characters of the Miocene fauna of Oregon. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 18(102):63-78

Belongs to Pogonodon according to E. D. Cope 1880

See also Bryant 1996, Cope 1878, Cope 1879, Cope 1881, Hay 1902, Lander 1983, Macdonald 1950, Macdonald 1963, Macdonald 1970, Matthew 1910, Scott and Jepsen 1936, Stock 1933, Thorpe 1920 and Toohey 1959

Sister taxa: Pogonodon cismontanus, Pogonodon davisi, Pogonodon eileenae, Pogonodon platycopis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Arikareean of United States (6: California, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota collections)

• Oligocene of United States (6: Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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