†subfamily Hemicyoninae Frick 1926 (bear)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Full reference: C. Frick. 1926. The Hemicyoninae and an American Tertiary bear. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 56(1):1-119

Parent taxon: Ursidae according to R. M. Hunt 1998

See also Frick 1926 and Qiu et al. 1991

Sister taxa: Agriotheriinae, Ailuropodinae, Amphicynodontinae, Harpaleocyon, Hemicyon, Metarctos, Myadina, Phoberocyoninae, Proarctotherium, Subparictidae, Taxina, Thaumastocyon, Tremarctinae, Ursinae, Ursulus, Zaragocyon

Subtaxa: Cephalogalini Dinocyon Phoberocyon Plithocyon

View classification

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Austria (1 collection), China (1), France (7), Spain (2), Turkey (1), United States (15: California, Florida, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico)

• Harrisonian of United States (4: Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (1: California)

• Oligocene of China (1), the Czech Republic (1), France (7), Georgia (1), Germany (1), Switzerland (1)

Total: 44 collections including 52 occurrences

Show more details