Agriotherium schneideri Sellards 1916 (bear)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Synonym: Agriotherium coffeyi Dalquest 1986

Full reference: E. H. Sellards. 1916. Fossil vertebrates from Florida: A new Miocene fauna; new Pliocene species; the Pleistocene fauna. Florida State Geological Survey, Annual Report 8:79-119

Belongs to Agriotherium according to E. H. Sellards 1916

See also Dalquest 1986, Miller and Carranza-Castaneda 1996 and Samuels et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Agriotherium africanum, Agriotherium gregoryi, Agriotherium inexpetans, Agriotherium insigne, Agriotherium sivalensis

Type specimens:

  • Agriotherium schneideri: FGS 6856. Its type locality is American Cyanimid Company, which is in a Serravallian marginal marine sandstone in the Peace River Formation of Florida.
  • Agriotherium coffeyi:

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Blancan of United States (1: Idaho collection)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (5), United States (2: Oklahoma, Texas)

• Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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