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Aelurodon stirtoni Wang et al. 1999 (bone-crushing dog)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43777

Alternative combination: Strobodon stirtoni

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 Aelurodon according to X. Wang et al. 1999

Sister taxa: Aelurodon asthenostylus, Aelurodon ferox, Aelurodon mcgrewi, Aelurodon montanensis, Aelurodon taxoides, Aelurodon wheelerianus

Type specimen: UCMP V-33474, a maxilla. Its type locality is Fence Line, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in the Valentine Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P3 14.3 x 12.8, P4 24.3 x 10.7, M1 13.8 x 17.2, M2 5.72 x 8.80, p4 14.2 x 9.3, m1 24.7 x 10.1, m2 8.90 x 7.12