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Aelurodon Leidy 1858 (bone-crushing dog)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41190

Synonyms: Prohyaena Schlosser 1890 (no. 50788), Strobodon Webb 1969 (no. 51829)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89

Parent taxon: Aelurodontina according to X. Wang et al. 2004

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Aelurodon asthenostylus, Aelurodon ferox, Aelurodon mcgrewi, Aelurodon montanensis, Aelurodon stirtoni, Aelurodon taxoides, Aelurodon wheelerianus

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore