Borophagus orc Webb 1969 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combination: Osteoborus orc

Full reference: S. D. Webb. 1969. The Pliocene Canidae of Florida. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum 14(4):273-308

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

See also Tseng and Geisler 2016

Sister taxa: Borophagus diversidens, Borophagus dudleyi, Borophagus hilli, Borophagus littoralis, Borophagus parvus, Borophagus pugnator, Borophagus secundus, Dinocyon (Borophagus) meandrinus, Osteoborus crassipinaetus, Porthocyon matthewi

Type specimen: UF 13180, a mandible. Its type locality is Withlacoochee River Site 4A, which is in a Hemphillian pond claystone in Florida.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Florida)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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