Temnocyon altigenis Cope 1878 (bear-dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Amphicyonidae

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 Temnocyon according to R. M. Hunt 2011

See also Alroy 2002, Hay 1902, Hunt 1998, Merriam 1906 and Wortman and Matthew 1899

Sister taxa: Temnocyon ferox, Temnocyon fingeruti, Temnocyon macrogenys, Temnocyon percussor, Temnocyon subferox, Temnocyon typicus

Type specimen: AMNH 6855, a mandible (This genus is only known froma mandibularramus which siipportsall the teeth excepting the incisors and probablythe last molar.)

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Arikareean of United States (2: Oregon collections)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Oregon)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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