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Borophagus parvus Wang et al. 1999 (bone-crushing dog)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44601

Full reference: X. Wang, R. H. Tedford, and B. E. Taylor. 1999. Phylogenetic systematics of the Borophaginae (Carnivora: Canidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 243:1-392

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

Sister taxa: Borophagus diversidens, Borophagus dudleyi, Borophagus hilli, Borophagus littoralis, Borophagus orc, Borophagus pugnator, Borophagus secundus, Dinocyon (Borophagus) meandrinus, Osteoborus crassipinaetus, Porthocyon matthewi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Redington, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Quiburis Formation of Arizona

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 20.2 x 9.3, M1 14.1 x 17.2, M2 6.51 x 10.76, p4 12.6 x 9.0, m1 23.8 x 9.7, m2 10.3 x 7.7