Protomarctus optatus Matthew 1924 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combination: Tomarctus optatus

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1924. Third contribution to the Snake Creek Fauna. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 50:59-210

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

See also Matthew 1924

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Its type locality is Thomson Quarry, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Sheep Creek Formation of Nebraska

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (27: California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming collections)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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