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Diversity of Amphicyonidae (Carnivora, Mammalia) in the Middle Miocene Halamagai formation in Ulungur River area, Xinjiang, Northwestern China
ABSTRACT Amphicyonidae is one of the most widely distributed families of Carnivora in the Early and Middle Miocene, yet the fossil record of this family is extremely poor in Eastern Asia. In this
Amphicyon zhanxiangi, sp. nov., a new amphicyonid (Mammalia, Carnivora) from northern China
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A maxillary fragment with P4–M2 and the M3 alveolus from the early middle Miocene Dingjia’ergou fauna, Tongxin, northern China is reported, showing the enlarged and anteroposteriorly elongated M2 with Amphicyon zhanxiangi and could be a descendant of the latter species.
New material of Gobicyon (Carnivora, Amphicyonidae, Haplocyoninae) from northern China and a review of Aktaucyonini evolution
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The most significant evolutionary trends of Gobicyon are the reduction of the posterior molars (M2 and M3) and the strengthening of P4 and M1, suggesting a forward shift of crushing function along the tooth row.
New material of Amphicyon zhanxiangi from laogou, linxia basin suggests a possible southern dispersal with increasing omnivory
ABSTRACT The fossil records of large amphicyonids in Asia are rare and fragmentary, and their evolution and dispersal are also unclear. Here we present new dental material from Laogou, Linxia Basin,
Assessing niche conservatism using a multiproxy approach: dietary ecology of extinct and extant spotted hyenas
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This multiproxy analysis suggests that Chinese Crocuta may have exhibited dietary behavior distinct from that of living C. crocuta, and assumptions of niche conservatism may mask significant dietary variation in species broadly distributed in time and space.
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