Tephrocyon scitulus Hay 1924 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Osbornodon scitulus, Tomarctus scitulus

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1924. Description of some fossil vertebrates from the Upper Miocene of Texas. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 37:1-18

Belongs to Tephrocyon according to O. P. Hay 1924

See also Green 1948, Wang 1994, Wang 2003 and Wilson 1960

Sister taxon: Tephrocyon rurestris

Type specimen: TMM-TAMU 2380. Its type locality is Garvin Gully, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Oakville Formation of Texas.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (3: Florida, Nebraska, Texas collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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