PaleoDB taxon number: 52381
Alternative combination: Tephrocyon hippophagus
Full reference: W. D. Matthew and H. J. Cook. 1909. A Pliocene fauna from western Nebraska. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 26(27):361-414
Sister taxon: Tomarctus brevirostris
Type specimen: AMNH 13836, a mandible. Its type locality is Trojan Quarry, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Olcott Formation of Nebraska.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore
Average measurements (in mm): P4 17.2 x 8.4, M1 12.7 x 15.3, M2 7.95 x 11.93, p4 11.2 x 6.2, m1 19.8 x 8.1, m2 10.5 x 6.8