Archaeocyon leptodus Schlaikjer 1935 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Hesperocyon leptodus, Nothocyon leptodus

Full reference: E. M. Schlaikjer. 1935. Contributions to the Stratigraphy and Palaeontology of the Goshen Hole Area, Wyoming. IV. New Vertebrates and the Stratigraphy of the Oligocene and Early Miocene. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 76(4):97-189

Belongs to Archaeocyon according to X. Wang et al. 1999

See also Macdonald 1963 and Macdonald 1970

Sister taxa: Archaeocyon falkenbachi, Archaeocyon pavidus

Type specimen: MCZ 2878, a mandible. Its type locality is North Platte River, which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in the Harrison Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Arikareean of United States (13: Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming collections)

• Oligocene of United States (14: Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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