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Prohesperocyon wilsoni Gustafson 1986 (carnivoran)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora

PaleoDB taxon number: 50768

Alternative combination: Hesperocyon wilsoni

Full reference: E. P. Gustafson. 1986. Carnivorous mammals of the Late Eocene and Early Oligocene of Trans-Pecos Texas. Texas Memorial Museum Bulletin 33:1-66

Belongs to Prohesperocyon according to X. Wang 1994

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: TMM 40504-126, a partial skull (partial skull and mandible). Its type locality is Airstrip (TMM 40504), which is in a Chadronian terrestrial horizon in the Capote Mountain Tuff Formation of Texas.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 9.10 x 5.70, M1 6.70 x 7.90, M2 2.90 x 4.80, p4 6.80 x 2.60, m1 9.10 x 4.75, m2 4.50 x 2.60