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Amphicyon angustidens Marsh 1871 (canid)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43989

Alternative combinations: Cynodictis angustidens, Daphoenus angustidens, Hesperocyon angustidens, Pseudocynodictis angustidens

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1871. Notice of some new fossil mammals and birds from the Tertiary formation of the West. American Journal of Science 2(8):120-127

Belongs to Canidae according to X. Wang 1994

Sister taxa: Alopex, Atelocynus, Borophaginae, Caninae, Chailicyon, Cubacyon, Cynodictis, Cynotherium, Dusicyon, Dysodus, Gobicyon, Hesperocyoninae, Lycaon, Neovulpavus, Nyctereutes, Otocyon, Otocyoninae, Plesiocyon, Protemnocyon, Protocyon, Prototocyon, Speothos, Synagodus, Vulpes

Type specimen: YPM 11762, a mandible (fragment of left ramus)

Ecology: scansorial insectivore