Carnivorous Neighbors Were Able to Coexist During the Miocene

A restoration of the large bear dog Amphicyon at a kill. Spain’s Magericyon anceps was a relative of this imposing carnivore. Credit: Charlene Letenneur, from Argot, 2010

Entombed within the 9 to 10 million year old rocks at Cerro de los Batallones in Spain’s Madrid Basin are at least nine different assemblages of large fossil mammals. Two of these deposits are rich in carnivore bones, and provide an interesting snapshot at how these apex predators coexisted.

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