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Pliocyon Matthew 1918 (bear-dog)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Amphicyonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41290

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1918. Contributions to the Snake Creek Fauna with notes upon the Pleistocene of western Nebraska, American Museum Expedition of 1916. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 38(7):183-229

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

Sister taxa: Amphicyon, Cynelos, Goupilictis, Ischyrocyon, Magericyon, Pseudocyon, Thaumastocyonini, Ysengrinia

Subtaxa: Pliocyon medius, Pliocyon ossifragus, Pliocyon robustus

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Type: Pliocyon medius

Ecology: scansorial insectivore