name = "Tapocyon" [Wesley, G. D. & Flynn, J. J., 2003: A revision of Tapocyon (Carnivoramorpha), including analysis of the first cranial specimens and identification of a new species. –Journal of Paleontology: Vol. 77, #4, pp. 769-783 ]
fossil_range = middle
phylum = Chordata
subphylum = Vertebrata
familia = †
genus = †"Tapocyon"
genus_authority = Stock, 1934
type_species = †"Tapocyon occidentalis"
subdivision_ranks = Species
* †"Tapocyon dawsonae"
* †"Tapocyon robustus"
Tapocyon is an extinct genus of
Miacidae, found in Oceanside, California. [http://www.sdnhm.org/exhibits/mystery/fg_tapocyon.html www.sdnhm.org] Retrieved on May 14th, 2008.] It was about the size of a coyoteand is believed to have been a good climber who spent a lot of time in trees "Tapocyon" was first discovered in Ventura County, when part of a jaw was found in the 1930's.
* [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3790/is_200307/ai_n9278963 findarticles.com]
* [http://www.helsinki.fi/~mhaaramo/metazoa/deuterostoma/chordata/synapsida/eutheria/carnivora/history_Tapocyon.html www.helsinki.fi]
*Gittleman, J. A., ed. 1996. "Carnivore Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution." Ithaca, NY: Comstock Publishing.
*Halls, Kelly M. 2005. "Wild Dogs: Past & Present." Plain City, OH: Darby Creek Publishing.
*Academy of Sciences, National (U.S.) "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America".
*"The Terrestrial Eocene-Oligocene Transition in North America" by Donald R. Prothero and Robert J. Emry; 1996 ISBN 0521433878
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