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Mesocyon Scott 1890 (canid)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

Synonym: Hypotemnodon Eyerman 1894

Parent taxon: Hesperocyoninae according to X. Wang 1994

Sister taxa: Caedocyon, Cynodesmus, Ectopocynus, Enhydrocyon, Hesperocyon, Osbornodon, Paraenhydrocyon, Philotrox, Sunkahetanka

Subtaxa: Mesocyon brachyops, Mesocyon coryphaeus, Mesocyon temnodon

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore