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Hecubides macrodon Savage 1965 (bear-dog)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Amphicyonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 272080

Full reference: R. J. G. Savage. 1965. Fossil Mammals of Africa: 19 The Miocene Carnivora of East Africa. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Geology 10(8):241-316

Belongs to Hecubides according to R. J. G. Savage 1965

Sister taxa: Cynelos caroniavorus, Cynelos euryodon, Cynelos idoneus, Cynelos lemanensis, Cynelos malasi, Cynelos sinapius, Hecubides euryodon

Type specimen: BMNH M. 19086, a tooth (Left M1/). Its type locality is Rusinga Island, which is in a Burdigalian terrestrial horizon in Kenya.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore