Cynarctoides emryi

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Cynarctoides emyri
Temporal range: Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Borophaginae
Tribe: Phlaocyonini
Genus: Cynarctoides
Species: Cynarctoides emyri

Cynarctoides emryi is an extinct species of Cynarctoides, belonging to the subfamily Borophaginae and tribe Phlaocyonini, a canid which inhabited most of west central North America from the Miocene epoch (Hemingfordian stage) living 23.0–5.3 mya and existed for approximately 17.7 million years.


Cynarctoides emryi was named by Xiaoming Wang et al. (1999). It was discovered at the Hemingford Quarry 7B site, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Runningwater Formation.


Body mass[edit]

Two specimens were examined by Legendre and Roth for body mass.[1]

  • Specimen 1 was estimated to weigh 1.29 kg (2.8 lb).
  • Specimen 2 was estimated to weigh 1.36 kg (3.0 lb).

Fossil distribution[edit]


  1. ^ S. Legendre and C. Roth. 1988. Correlation of carnassial tooth size and body weight in recent carnivores (Mammalia). Historical Biology