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Otarocyon cooki Macdonald 1963 (bone-crushing dog)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 49484

Alternative combination: Cynodesmus cooki

Full reference: J. R. Macdonald. 1963. The Miocene faunas from the Wounded Knee area of western South Dakota. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 125(3):139-238

Belongs to Otarocyon according to X. Wang et al. 1999

Sister taxon: Otarocyon macdonaldi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Sharps (SDSM V-5359), which is in a Geringian terrestrial horizon in the Sharps Formation of South Dakota

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 6.50 x 3.23, M1 5.10 x 6.97, M2 3.36 x 5.42, p4 4.34 x 2.31, m1 6.51 x 3.15, m2 3.95 x 2.75