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Leptocyon Matthew 1918 (canine)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41218

Synonym: Neocynodesmus Macdonald 1963 (taxon 41223)

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1918. Contributions to the Snake Creek Fauna with notes upon the Pleistocene of western Nebraska, American Museum Expedition of 1916. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 38(7):183-229

Parent taxon: Caninae according to S. R. May 2019

Sister taxa: Canini, Eucyon, Vulpini

Subtaxa: Leptocyon delicatus, Leptocyon douglassi, Leptocyon gregorii, Leptocyon leidyi, Leptocyon matthewi, Leptocyon mollis, Leptocyon tejonensis, Leptocyon vafer, Leptocyon vulpinus

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore