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Tephrocyon Merriam 1906 (bone-crushing dog)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41244

Full reference: J. C. Merriam. 1906. Carnivora From the Tertiary Formations of the John Day Region. University of California Publications Bulletin of the Department of Geology 5(1):1-64

Parent taxon: Borophagini according to X. Wang et al. 1999

Sister taxa: Aelurodontina, Borophagina, Cormocyon, Cynarctina, Desmocyon, Euoplocyon, Metatomarctus, Microtomarctus, Protomarctus, Psalidocyon

Subtaxa: Tephrocyon rurestris

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore