Paratomarctus temerarius Leidy 1858 (bone-crushing dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Canis temerarius, Tephrocyon temerarius, Tomarctus temerarius

Synonym: Canis anceps Scott 1893

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89

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

See also Downs 1956, Galbreath 1953, Green 1948, Hay 1902, Leidy 1858, Matthew 1924, Merriam 1913, Merriam 1919, Munthe 1998, Peterson 1910, Scott 1893 and Voorhies 1990

Sister taxon: Paratomarctus euthos

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Miocene of United States (45: California, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Wyoming collections)

Total: 45 collections each including a single occurrence

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