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Leptocyon vafer Leidy 1858 (canine)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 47573

Alternative combinations: Canis vafer, Tephrocyon vafer, Vulpes vafer

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89

Belongs to Leptocyon according to R. H. Tedford et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Leptocyon delicatus, Leptocyon douglassi, Leptocyon gregorii, Leptocyon leidyi, Leptocyon matthewi, Leptocyon mollis, Leptocyon tejonensis, Leptocyon vulpinus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 11.8 x 4.7