Cynarctoides gawnae

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

Cynarctoides gawnae 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 gawnae was named by Xiaoming Wang et al. (1999). Its type locality is Jeep Quarry, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Zia Sand Formation of New Mexico.[1]

Morphology[edit]

Body mass[edit]

Two specimens were examined by Legendre and Roth for body mass.[2]

  • Specimen 1 was estimated to weigh 1.02 kg (2.2 lb).
  • Specimen 2 was estimated to weigh 1.09 kg (2.4 lb).

Fossil distribution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phylogentic Systematic of the Borophanginae, X. Wang, 1999 Archived March 20, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ S. Legendre and C. Roth. 1988. Correlation of carnassial tooth size and body weight in recent carnivores (Mammalia). Historical Biology
  • Martin, L.D. 1989. Fossil history of the terrestrial carnivora. Pages 536 - 568 in J.L. Gittleman, editor. Carnivore Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution, Vol. 1. Comstock Publishing Associates: Ithaca.
  • - PaleoDataBase - Cynarctoides acridens