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Canis lepophagus Johnston 1938 (canine)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44856

Full reference: C. S. Johnston. 1938. Preliminary report on the vertebrate type locality of Cita Canyon, and the description of an ancestral coyote. American Journal of Science 35(209):383-390

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 latrans, Canis lupus, Canis mesomelas, Canis montanus, Canis morenis, Canis niger, Canis osorum, Canis palaeoplatensis, Canis primigenius, Canis proplatensis, Canis rufus, Canis thooides

Type specimen: West Texas University Museum 881, a skull (skull, lacking mandible). Its type locality is Cita Canyon, which is in a Blancan channel sandstone in Texas.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 20.4 x 8.4