Otarocyon cooki Macdonald 1963 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combination: Cynodesmus cooki

Full reference: J. R. Macdonald. 1963. The Miocene faunas from the Wounded Knee area of western South Dakota. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 125(3):139-238

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

See also Macdonald 1963

Sister taxon: Otarocyon macdonaldi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Sharps (SDSM V-5359), which is in a Geringian terrestrial horizon in the Sharps Formation of South Dakota

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Arikareean of United States (4: South Dakota, Wyoming collections)

• Oligocene of United States (2: South Dakota)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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