Psalidocyon

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Psalidocyon
Temporal range: Early Miocene–Middle Miocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Borophaginae
Tribe: Borophagini
Genus: Psalidocyon
Wang, et al. 1999
Type species
Psalidocyon marinae
Wang, et al. 1999

Psalidocyon is an extinct genus of the Borophaginae subfamily of canids native to North America. It lived during the Early to Middle Miocene 20.6—13.6 Ma, existing for about 7 mya.[1] Only one species is currently recognised. It was initially found on Skull Ridge, Tesuque, New Mexico. A member of the Borophagini tribe, it was an intermediate-sized canid, with specialisations towards a heavily meat-based diet.[2]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Psalidocyon
  2. ^ Wang, Xiaoming; Tedford, Richard H. (2008). Dogs, Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History. Columbia. p. 35. ISBN 978-0-231-13528-3.