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Leptocyon vulpinus Matthew 1907 (canine)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 47574

Alternative combinations: Cynodesmus vulpinus, Nothocyon vulpinus

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1907. A Lower Miocene fauna from South Dakota. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 23(9):169-219

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 vafer

Type specimen: Its type locality is AMNH Rosebud 7, which is in a Harrisonian terrestrial horizon in the Harrison Formation of South Dakota

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 11.8 x 4.8