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Canis rufus Audubon and Bachman 1851 (red wolf)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44879

Alternative combination: Canis niger rufus

Synonyms: Canis floridanus Miller 1912 (no. 44841), Canis niger Bartram 1791 (no. 236060), Canis priscolatrans Cope 1899 (no. 44877), Lupus niger Bartram 1791 (no. 47801)

Belongs to Canis according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

Sister taxa: Canis (Epicyon), Canis (Pseudalopex), Canis adustus, Canis antarcticus, Canis anthus, Canis apolloniensis, Canis armbrusteri, Canis arnensis, Canis aureus, Canis cedazoensis, Canis cyonoides, Canis dingo, Canis dirus, Canis edwardii, Canis etruscus, Canis familiaris, Canis feneus, Canis ferox, Canis geismarianus, Canis indianensis, Canis latidentatus, Canis latrans, Canis lepophagus, Canis lupus, Canis lydekkeri, Canis mesomelas, Canis montanus, Canis morenis, Canis mosbachensis, Canis niger, Canis occidentalis, Canis osorum, Canis palaeoplatensis, Canis primigenius, Canis proplatensis, Canis thooides

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 197.3, humerus length 174.9, radius length 182.4, tibia length 196.4

Estimated body mass: 24.8 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length