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Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae
It was reranked as Dinocyon (Borophagus) by Matthew (1902); it was synonymized subjectively with Dinocyon by Matthew (1902); it was considered a nomen dubium by Matthew (1918).
It was assigned to Dinocyon by Matthew (1902); to Simocyoninae by Kurten and Anderson (1980); to Canidae by Cope (1892), Matthew and Stirton (1930), Stirton and VanderHoof (1933), VanderHoof and Gregory (1940) and Carroll (1988); to Borophagina by Wang et al. (1999) and Wang et al. (2004); and to Borophaginae by Bjork (1970) and Tseng and Geisler (2016).
|Year||Name and author|
|1902||Dinocyon (Borophagus) Matthew p. 289|
|1903||Hyaenognathus Merriam p. 278|
|1903||Porthocyon Merriam p. 283 figs. Pl. 29 and P. 30, Fig 1|
|1930||Borophagus Matthew and Stirton|
|1933||Borophagus Stirton and VanderHoof|
|1933||Osteoborus Stirton and VanderHoof p. 175|
|1940||Borophagus VanderHoof and Gregory|
|1970||Borophagus Bjork p. 14|
|1980||Borophagus Kurten and Anderson p. 165|
|1999||Borophagus Wang et al. p. 266|
|2004||Borophagus Wang et al. p. 451|
|2016||Borophagus Tseng and Geisler p. 1|
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|R. A. Stirton and V. L. VanderHoof 1933 (Osteoborus)||First three premolars greatly reduced in size; anterior pre-
molars (1-3 / 1 or 2-3) with prominent central cusp and small or absent anterior and posterior cusps; p4 with posterior accessory cusp above talonid; parastyle on P!; protocone on P! vestigial or absent; M;: with metaconid; m1 with wide inner heel; m2-3 intermediate in structure between Hyaenognathus and Aelurodon; superior branch of premaxilla strong, and meets anterior extension of frontals, excluding maxillaries from contact with nasals.