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Canis familiaris Linnaeus 1758 (dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 104153

Synonym: Pachycyon robustus Allen 1885 (taxon 231605)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Canis according to O. Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Canis (Epicyon), Canis (Pseudalopex), Canis adustus, Canis antarcticus, Canis anthus, Canis apolloniensis, Canis armbrusteri, Canis arnensis, Canis aureus, Canis cedazoensis, Canis cyonoides, Canis dingo, Canis dirus, Canis edwardii, Canis etruscus, Canis feneus, Canis ferox, Canis geismarianus, Canis indianensis, Canis latidentatus, Canis latrans, Canis lepophagus, Canis lupus, Canis lydekkeri, Canis mesomelas, Canis montanus, Canis morenis, Canis mosbachensis, Canis niger, Canis occidentalis, Canis osorum, Canis palaeoplatensis, Canis primigenius, Canis proplatensis, Canis rufus, Canis thooides

Subtaxa: Canis familiaris aegyptius, Canis familiaris aquaticus, Canis familiaris avicular, Canis familiaris domestic, Canis familiaris extrarius, Canis familiaris fricator, Canis familiaris grajus, Canis familiaris melitens, Canis familiaris molossus, Canis familiaris sagax, Canis familiaris vertagus

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 143.9, humerus length 126.5, radius length 197.0, scapula length 95.0, tibia length 145.9

Estimated body mass: 10.2 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length