Phlaocyon achoros

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Phlaocyon achoros
Temporal range: Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Borophaginae
Tribe: Phlaocyonini
Genus: Phlaocyon
Species: Phlaocyon achoros
Frailey 1979, p. 134
Synonyms

Bassariscops achoros
Frailey 1979

Phlaocyon achoros is an extinct species of the genus Phlaocyon, belonging to the subfamily Borophaginae and tribe Phlaocyonini, a canid which inhabited the southeastern North America from the Late Oligocene to Miocene living 24.6—20.8 mya and existed for approximately 4.2 million years.

Taxonomy[edit]

Phlaocyon achoros was named by Frailey 1979. Its type locality is Buda Mine, which is in a Harrisonian sinkhole horizon in Florida. It was recombined as Phlaocyon achoros by Wang, Tedford & Taylor 1999 and Hayes 2000.

Morphology[edit]

Body mass[edit]

Legendre & Roth 1988 estimated the body mass of two specimens to be 1.45–1.52 kilograms (3.2–3.4 lb).

Fossil distribution[edit]

Only known from Buda Mine Site, Alachua County, Florida ~24.8—20.6 Ma.[1]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Buda Mine (of the United States)". Fossilworks. Retrieved September 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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