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Leptocyon Matthew 1918 (canine)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

Synonym: Neocynodesmus Macdonald 1963

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1918. Contribution to the Snake Creek Fauna. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 38(7):183-229

Parent taxon: Caninae according to R. H. Tedford et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Canini, Vulpini

Subtaxa: Leptocyon delicatus, Leptocyon douglassi, Leptocyon gregorii, Leptocyon leidyi, Leptocyon matthewi, Leptocyon mollis, Leptocyon tejonensis, Leptocyon vafer, Leptocyon vulpinus

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Type: Canis vafer

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore