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Cynarctoides harlowi Loomis 1932 (bone-crushing dog)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 45436

Alternative combinations: Nothocyon harlowi, Pachycynodon harlowi

Full reference: F. B. Loomis. 1932. The small carnivores of the Miocene. American Journal of Science 24(142):316-329

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

Sister taxa: Cynarctoides acridens, Cynarctoides emryi, Cynarctoides gawnae, Cynarctoides lemur, Cynarctoides luskensis, Cynarctoides roii, Cynarctoides whistleri

Type specimen: Amherst College 31-34, a mandible (both lower jaws). Its type locality is Van Tassel (Upper), which is in a Harrisonian terrestrial horizon in Wyoming.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 6.60 x 2.80