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.

Taxonomy[edit]

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.

Morphology[edit]

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]

References[edit]

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