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Canis mesomelas Schreber 1775 (black-backed jackal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 232943

Alternative combination: Thos mesomelas

Belongs to Canis according to C. T. Stuart 1981

Sister taxa: Canis (Epicyon), Canis (Pseudalopex), Canis adustus, Canis antarcticus, Canis anthus, Canis apolloniensis, Canis armbrusteri, Canis arnensis, Canis aureus, Canis cedazoensis, Canis dingo, Canis dirus, Canis edwardii, Canis etruscus, Canis familiaris, Canis feneus, Canis ferox, Canis geismarianus, Canis latrans, Canis lepophagus, Canis lupus, Canis lydekkeri, Canis montanus, Canis morenis, Canis mosbachensis, Canis niger, Canis osorum, Canis palaeoplatensis, Canis primigenius, Canis proplatensis, Canis rufus, Canis thooides

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 134.5, humerus length 116.7, radius length 124.8, skull length 169.0, tibia length 135.4

Estimated body mass: 8.23 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length