Speothos pacivorus

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Speothos pacivorus
Temporal range: Pleistocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Speothos
Species: S. pacivorus
Binomial name
Speothos pacivorus
Lund, 1839

Speothos pacivorus is an extinct relative of the bush dog whose fossils date from the late Pleistocene. When compared to the bush dog, S. pacivorus had an overall larger body size and a double-rooted second lower molar.


  • Berta, Annalisa (November 1984). "The Pleistocene Bush Dog Speothos pacivorus (Canidae) from the Lagoa Santa Caves, Brazil". Journal of Mammalogy. 65 (4): 549–559. doi:10.2307/1380837. JSTOR 1380837.