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Vulpes mathisoni Geraads et al. 2015 (fox)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 330104

Full reference: D. Geraads, M. S. M. Drapeau, R. Bobe and J. G. Fleagle. 2015. Vulpes mathisoni, sp. nov., a new fox from the Pliocene Mursi Formation of southern Ethiopia and its contribution to the origin of African foxes. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25:e943765

Belongs to Vulpes according to D. Geraads et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Vulpes alopecoides, Vulpes alopex, Vulpes cascadensis, Vulpes chama, Vulpes corsac, Vulpes kernensis, Vulpes praecorsac, Vulpes rueppellii, Vulpes stenognathus, Vulpes velox, Vulpes vulgaris, Vulpes vulpes

Type specimen: Kib-188-6, a skull. Its type locality is Cholo, which is in a Zanclean terrestrial horizon in the Mursi Formation of Ethiopia.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore