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Archaeocyon pavidus Stock 1933 (bone-crushing dog)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44212

Alternative combinations: Cormocyon pavidus, Hesperocyon pavidus, Nothocyon pavidus, Pseudocynodictis pavidus

Full reference: C. Stock. 1933. Carnivora from the Sespe of the Las Posas Hills, California. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 440(4):29-41

Belongs to Archaeocyon according to X. Wang et al. 1999

Sister taxa: Archaeocyon falkenbachi, Archaeocyon leptodus

Type specimen: LACM 466, a partial skull (anterior half of skull and mandible). Its type locality is Kew Quarry, which is in an Arikareean terrestrial claystone/sandstone in the Sespe Formation of California.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 6.73 x 3.14, M1 5.20 x 6.94, M2 3.47 x 5.22, p4 5.18 x 2.23, m1 7.36 x 3.13, m2 4.28 x 2.76