Rhizocyon oregonensis Merriam 1906 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Cormocyon oregonensis, Cynodictis oregonensis, Nothocyon oregonensis

Full reference: J. C. Merriam. 1906. Carnivora From the Tertiary Formations of the John Day Region. University of California Publications Bulletin of the Department of Geology 5(1):1-64

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

See also Fremd 1994, Merriam 1906 and Wang and Fremd 1994

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: UCMP 316, a mandible (a mandible ... showing the dentition excepting the median incisors, p1; and m3 .).

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Arikareean of United States (3: Oregon collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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