Nebraska Academy of Sciences


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1986. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, XIV: 25-34. Copyright © 1986 Evander


The Railway Quarries Local Fauna preserves eleven distinct species of carnivores distributed among five families. This carnivore fauna is dominated by canids, which are represented by six species. Tomarctus near T. euthos and Aelurodon ferox are the most abundantly represented carnivores at the site: both are canids. A. platvrhinus Barbour and Cook and A. marshi (Thorpe) are recognized as junior synonyms of Aelurodon ferox Leidy. A. ferox is more abundantly represented in the Railway Quarries Local Fauna than at any other known site.

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