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Sunkahetanka geringensis Barbour and Schultz 1935 (canid)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51889

Type specimen
Type specimen
Type specimen
Type specimen
Type specimen
Type specimen

Alternative combinations: Enhydrocyon geringensis, Mesocyon geringensis

Full reference: E. H. Barbour and C. B. Schultz. 1935. A new Miocene dog, Mesocyon geringensis, sp. nov. Bulletin of the Nebraska State Museum 43(1):407-418

Belongs to Sunkahetanka according to X. Wang 1994

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: UNSM 1092, a skeleton (complete skull and mandible plus postcranial skeleton). Its type locality is Redington Gap West (Basal Siltstone), which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in the Brule Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 16.0 x 10.3, M1 11.5 x 13.5, M2 5.30 x 8.30, p4 11.0 x 6.1, m1 17.6 x 8.1, m2 8.57 x 5.47