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  • Pogonodon platycopis


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    Taxonomy

    Pogonodon

    Class: Mammalia
    Order: Carnivora
    Family: Nimravidae
    Genus: Pogonodon
    Species: P. platycopis
    Author Citation Cope, 1879

    Geological Time Scale

    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Paleogene
    Epoch: Oligocene
    International Age: 30.8 to 20.43 Ma

    Stratigraphy

    John Day
    Units E and F

    Dimensions

    Length: 9.2 "

    Location

    Wheeler County
    Oregon
    United States

    Comments

    This is an amazing Pogonodon platycopis skull from the John Day Formation in Oregon.  These are some of the most rare of the Nimravidae, as well as some of the oldest. 

    See also Eaton 1922, Fremd et al. 1994, Macdonald 1970, Matthew 1910, Scott and Jepsen 1936 and Thorpe 1920



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