Name: Gustafsonia.
Phonetic: Gus-taf-so-ne-ah.
Named By: Susumu Tomiya‭ & ‬Zhijie Jack Tseng‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.
Synonyms: Miacis cognitus.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Carnivora,‭ ‬Amphicyonidae.
Species: G.‭ ‬cognita‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Texas‭ ‬-‭ ‬Chambers Tuff Formation.
Time period: ‭ ‬Late Eocene/Early Oligocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Originally named as a species of Miacis,‭ ‬Gustafsonia is a genus of small amphicyonid that lived in North America during the Eocene/Oligocene.‭ ‬The amphicyonids are more colloquially known as‭ '‬bear dogs‭’‬,‭ ‬though Gustafsonia would have likely been more like a civet in form,‭ ‬and a predator of small animals.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Whence the beardogs‭? ‬Reappraisal of the Middle to Late Eocene Miacis from Texas,‭ ‬USA,‭ ‬and the origin of Amphicyonidae‭ (‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Carnivora‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Royal Society Open Science.‭ ‬3‭ (‬10‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Susumu Tomiya‭ & ‬Zhijie Jack Tseng‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.


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