Pliocene Carnivores of The Coffee Ranch
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New material collected in the Coffee Ranch quarry, Hemphill County, Texas, represents eight species of Carnivora. Included in the fauna is an apparently new species of Pseudaelurus. Abundant material makes possible a detailed description of the bone-eating dog, Osteohorus cyonoides. The sabertoothed cat, Machairodus catocopis, is described from a largely complete skeleton. Specimens include teeth, previously unknown, of the rare wolverine, Plesiogulo marshalli and a very large bear, Indarctos oregonensis.
Contents: Abstract -- Introduction -- Acknowledgments -- Geology, Occurrence, and Taphonomy -- Taxonomic Synopsis -- Accounts of Species -- Speculation as to Faunal Relationships of the Carnivores -- Literature Cited