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Leptocyon

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Carnivora
Subfamily  Caninae
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Canidae
Higher classification  Caninae

Similar  Canidae, Eucyon, Mammal, Mesocyon, Hesperocyon

Leptocyon (Greek: slender dog) is a small extinct genus of canid endemic to North America during the Oligocene through Miocene living from 24.8—10.3 million years ago, existing for about 25.8-10.3 million years.

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Leptocyon was a small-bodied, fox-like animal with a slender jaw.

Taxonomy

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Leptocyon was named by Matthew (1918). It was synonymized subjectively with Vulpes by Gregory (1942); it was revalidated by Webb (1969), Carroll (1988), and Munthe (1998). It was assigned to the Canidae by Matthew (1918), Webb (1969), Carroll (1988), and Munthe (1998).

Body mass

Two specimens were examined by Legendre and Roth. Estimated body mass of these two was 3.26 kg (7.2 lb)

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References

Leptocyon Wikipedia


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