Phlaocyon latidens

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Phlaocyon latidens
Temporal range: Oligocene–Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Borophaginae
Tribe: Phlaocyonini
Genus: Phlaocyon
Species: Phlaocyon latidens
Cope 1881, p. 181
Synonyms

Phlaocyon latidens is an extinct species of the genus Phlaocyon, belonging to the subfamily Borophaginae and tribe Phlaocyonini, a canid which inhabited northwestern North America from the Late Oligocene to Miocene living 33.3—20.6 mya and existed for approximately 12.7 million years.

Taxonomy[edit]

Phlaocyon latidens was originally named Galecynus latidens by Cope 1881. It was recombined as Cynodictis latidens by Scott 1898; it was recombined as Nothocyon latidens by Matthew 1899, Merriam (1906), Matthew 1907, Peterson 1907, Thorpe (1922), Hall and Martin (1930), Macdonald (1963) and Macdonald (1970); it was recombined as Cormocyon latidens by Wang and Fremd (1994); it was recombined as Phlaocyon latidens by Wang, Tedford & Taylor 1999.

Morphology[edit]

Body mass[edit]

Legendre & Roth 1988 estimated the body mass of two specimens to be 1.52–1.58 kilograms (3.4–3.5 lb).

Fossil distribution[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "John Day Unit A (Oligocene of the United States)". Fossilworks. Retrieved September 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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