Hesperocyon (Canidae) Jaw Section - Nebraska

This is a jaw section of Hesperocyon sp. It was collected from the the Brule Formation in Nebraska and would be approximately 32-34 million years old. This section contains 4 teeth and has 3 crack repairs.

This specimen was collected by the Black Hills Institute.

Hesperocyon is an extinct genus of canids. The name Hesperocyon means "Dog from the West" and they resembled modern foxes. They were small and agile much like a domestic cat and lived only in North America.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Hesperocyon sp.
LOCATION
Sioux County, Nebraska
FORMATION
Brule Formation, Orella Member
SIZE
1.83" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#10695
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