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Tomarctus Cope 1873 (bone-crushing dog)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41246

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1873. Third Notice Of Extinct Vertebrata From The Tertiary of the Plains. Paleontological Bulletin 16:1-8

Parent taxon: Borophaginae according to K. Smith and N. Czaplewski 2016

Sister taxa: Archaeocyon, Borophagini, Otarocyon, Oxetocyon, Phlaocyonini, Rhizocyon

Subtaxa: Tomarctus brevirostris, Tomarctus hippophaga

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore