Sunkahetanka geringensis Barbour and Schultz 1935 (canid)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Enhydrocyon geringensis, Mesocyon geringensis

Full reference: E. H. Barbour and C. B. Schultz. 1935. A new Miocene dog, Mesocyon geringensis, sp. nov. Bulletin of the Nebraska State Museum 43(1):407-418

Belongs to Sunkahetanka according to X. Wang 1994

See also Barbour and Schultz 1935, Macdonald 1963, Macdonald 1970, Swisher 1982, Tedford et al. 1985 and Wang and Tedford 1996

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: UNSM 1092, a skeleton (complete skull and mandible plus postcranial skeleton). Its type locality is Redington Gap West (Basal Siltstone), which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in the Brule Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Arikareean of United States (2: Nebraska, South Dakota collections)

• Oligocene of United States (3: South Dakota)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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