Phlaocyon annectens

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Phlaocyon annectens
Temporal range: Oligocene–Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Borophaginae
Tribe: Phlaocyonini
Genus: Phlaocyon
Species: Phlaocyon annectens
Peterson 1907, p. 53
Synonyms

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

Taxonomy[edit]

Phlaocyon annectens was named by Peterson 1907. Its type locality is Beardog Hill, which is in a Harrisonian fluvial sandstone in the Upper Harrison Beds Formation of Nebraska. It was recombined as Phlaocyon annectens by Vanderhill (1980) and Wang, Tedford & Taylor 1999.

Morphology[edit]

Body mass[edit]

Legendre & Roth 1988 estimated the body mass of two specimens to be 1.81–1.87 kilograms (4.0–4.1 lb).

Fossil distribution[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Castolon (TMM 40635) (of the United States)". Fossilworks. Retrieved September 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "American Museum-Cook Quarry (of the United States)". Fossilworks. Retrieved September 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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