Aelurodon Leidy 1858 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Synonyms: Prohyaena Schlosser 1890, Strobodon Webb 1969

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89

Parent taxon: Aelurodontina according to S. R. May 2019

See also Baskin 1980, Carroll 1988, Hay 1902, Henshaw 1942, Matthew 1904, Matthew and Stirton 1930, Tedford and Barghoorn 1993, VanderHoof and Gregory 1940, Wang et al. 1999, Wang et al. 2004 and Webb 1969

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Aelurodon asthenostylus Aelurodon ferox Aelurodon mcgrewi Aelurodon montanensis Aelurodon stirtoni Aelurodon taxoides Aelurodon wheelerianus

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Type: Aelurodon ferox

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Hemphillian of United States (1: Nebraska collection)

• Miocene of United States (157: California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas)

Total: 158 collections including 163 occurrences

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