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Vulpes stenognathus Savage 1941 (fox)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 52688

Full reference: D. E. Savage. 1941. Two New Middle Pliocene Carnivores from Oklahoma with Notes on the Optima Fauna. American Midland Naturalist 25(3):692-710

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

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Optima, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Ogallala Formation of Oklahoma

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 14.0 x 5.3