Amphicyon galushai Hunt, Jr. 2003 (bear-dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Amphicyonidae

Full reference: R. M. Hunt, Jr. 2003. Intercontinental migration of large mammalian carnivores: earliest occurrence of the Old World beardog Amphicyon (Carnivora, Amphicyonidae) in North America. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 279:77-115

Belongs to Amphicyon according to R. M. Hunt 2003

Sister taxa: Amphicyon (Euroamphicyon), Amphicyon argentinus, Amphicyon castellanus, Amphicyon frendens, Amphicyon giganteus, Amphicyon gracilis, Amphicyon ingens, Amphicyon intermedius, Amphicyon longiramus, Amphicyon major, Amphicyon pontoni, Amphicyon reinheimeri, Amphicyon riggsi

Type specimen: F:AM 25406. Its type locality is Dunlap Camel Quarry, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Runningwater Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (12: Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon collections)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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