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Cynelos malasi Hunt, Jr. and Stepleton 2015 (bear-dog)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Amphicyonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 318420

Full reference: R. M. Hunt, Jr. and E. Stepleton. 2015. A Skull of the Immigrant Eurasian Beardog Cynelos (Carnivora, Amphicyonidae) from the Early Miocene of Southern California. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35(1)

Belongs to Cynelos according to R. M. Hunt and E. Stepleton 2015

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

Type specimen: OCPC 21791, a partial skull. Its type locality is Cooper Center 02038, which is in an Arikareean terrestrial sandstone in the Sespe Formation of California.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore