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Cynelos caroniavorus White 1942 (bear-dog)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Amphicyonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 45450

Alternative combination: Daphoenus caroniavorus

Synonyms: Absonodaphoenus bathygenus White 1947 (no. 43696), Parictis bathygenus White 1947 (no. 49998)

Full reference: T. E. White. 1942. The Lower Miocene mammal fauna of Florida. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 92(1):1-49

Belongs to Cynelos according to R. M. Hunt 1998

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

Type specimens:

  • Cynelos caroniavorus: Its type locality is Thomas Farm, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial sandstone/claystone in the Alachua Formation of Florida
  • Parictis bathygenus:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 14.0 x 8.5, M1 10.0 x 12.0, M2 5.00 x 8.00, p4 10.0 x 4.5, m1 15.0 x 7.0, m2 9.00 x 7.00