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

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.


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.


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]



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