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Microtomarctus conferta Matthew 1918 (bone-crushing dog)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48567

Alternative combinations: Tephrocyon confertus, Tomarctus confertus

Synonym: Tomarctus paulus Henshaw 1942 (taxon 52386)

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1918. Contributions to the Snake Creek Fauna with notes upon the Pleistocene of western Nebraska, American Museum Expedition of 1916. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 38(7):183-229

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

Sister taxa: none

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 13.6 x 6.3, M1 10.2 x 12.3, M2 6.02 x 9.16, p4 8.33 x 4.43, m1 15.5 x 5.9, m2 8.00 x 5.27