Cynarctoides lemur Cope 1879 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Canis lemur, Cormocyon lemur, Cynodictis lemur, Galecynus lemur, Nothocyon lemur

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1879. Second contribution to a knowledge of the Miocene fauna of Oregon. Paleontological Bulletin 31:1-7

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

See also Cope 1879, Hay 1902, Macdonald 1963, Macdonald 1970, Matthew 1907, Merriam 1906, Munthe 1998, Scott 1898 and Wang and Fremd 1994

Sister taxa: Cynarctoides acridens, Cynarctoides emryi, Cynarctoides gawnae, Cynarctoides harlowi, Cynarctoides luskensis, Cynarctoides roii, Cynarctoides whistleri

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Harrisonian of United States (1: Florida collection)

• Arikareean of United States (3: Oregon, South Dakota)

• Oligocene of United States (2: South Dakota)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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