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Canis ferox

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Mammalia
Family  Canidae
Scientific name  Canis ferox
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Carnivora
Genus  Canis
Rank  Species
Similar  Canis cedazoensis, Canis lepophagus, Canis edwardii, Armbruster's wolf, Cynarctoides

Canis ferox (Latin: canis: dog, ferox: fierce; hence fierce dog) is a species of canidae which was endemic to North America and lived from the Late Hemphillian stage (10.9 Mya) of the Miocene through the Pliocene epoch (5.8 Mya). Canis ferox existed for approximately 5 million years.

Fossil distribution

The first fossil record was found in Rancho Viejo, central Mexico. A specimen was estimated by Legendre and Roth to weigh 14.3 kg (31.5 lbs) and another specimen was estimated to weigh 13.3 kg (29.3 lbs).

References

Canis ferox Wikipedia


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