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Canis latrans Say 1823 (coyote)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44854

Synonyms: Canis andersoni Merriam 1910 (no. 44826), Canis caneloensis Skinner 1942 (no. 44830), Canis clepticus Eliot 1903 (no. 44833), Canis estor Merriam 1897 (no. 44839), Canis frustror Woodhouse 1851 (no. 44842), Canis goldmani Merriam 1904 (no. 44844), Canis hondurensis Goldman 1936 (no. 44848), Canis impavidus Allen 1903 (no. 44849), Canis irvingtonensis Savage 1951 (no. 44851), Canis jamesi Townsend 1912 (no. 44852), Canis lestes Merriam 1897 (no. 44857), Canis mearnsi Merriam 1897 (no. 44863), Canis microdon Merriam 1897 (no. 44864), Canis nebrascensis Merriam 1898 (no. 44867), Canis ochropus Eschscholtz 1829 (no. 44870), Canis orcutti Merriam 1910 (no. 44871), Canis pallidus Merriam 1897 (no. 44873), Canis peninsulae Merriam 1897 (no. 44875), Canis riviveronis Hay 1917 (no. 44878), Canis vigilis Merriam 1897 (no. 44889), Lyciscus cagottis Hamilton-Smith 1839 (no. 47818)

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

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

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): P3 12.4 x 4.3, P4 19.3 x 9.3, M1 13.4 x 15.2, M2 7.70 x 13.00, p2 8.90 x 4.40, p3 9.80 x 4.80, p4 12.5 x 6.0, m1 21.6 x 8.1, femur length 179.3, humerus length 161.7, radius length 167.5, scapula length 116.0, skull 185.0 x 96.7, tibia length 186.6, ulna length 194.4

Estimated body mass: 20.8 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length