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Canis aureus Linnaeus 1758 (golden jackal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 104156

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 cedazoensis, Canis dingo, Canis dirus, Canis edwardii, Canis familiaris, Canis feneus, Canis ferox, Canis geismarianus, Canis latrans, Canis lepophagus, Canis lupus, Canis mesomelas, Canis montanus, Canis morenis, Canis niger, Canis osorum, Canis palaeoplatensis, Canis primigenius, Canis proplatensis, Canis rufus, Canis thooides

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 149.9, humerus length 130.8, radius length 136.6, tibia length 147.4, ulna length 121.3

Estimated body mass: 9.66 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length