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Amphicyon galushai Hunt, Jr. 2003 (bear-dog)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Amphicyonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 56201

Full reference: R. M. Hunt, Jr. 2003. Intercontinental migration of large mammalian carnivores: earliest occurrence of the Old World beardog Amphicyon (Carnivora, Amphicyonidae) in North America. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 279:77-115

Belongs to Amphicyon according to R. M. Hunt 2003

Sister taxa: Amphicyon (Euroamphicyon), Amphicyon argentinus, Amphicyon castellanus, Amphicyon frendens, Amphicyon giganteus, Amphicyon gracilis, Amphicyon ingens, Amphicyon intermedius, Amphicyon longiramus, Amphicyon major, Amphicyon pontoni, Amphicyon reinheimeri, Amphicyon riggsi

Type specimen: F:AM 25406. Its type locality is Dunlap Camel Quarry, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Runningwater Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 25.9 x 15.3, M1 23.4 x 29.3, M2 17.1 x 26.7, p4 18.0 x 9.8, m1 30.6 x 16.3, m2 19.9 x 14.9