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Eucyon davisi Merriam 1911 (canine)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 46384

Alternative combination: Canis davisi

Synonyms: Canis condoni Shotwell 1956 (no. 44834), Leptocyon shermanensis Hibbard 1937 (no. 47572), Vulpes shermanensis Hibbard 1937 (no. 52687)

Full reference: J. C. Merriam. 1911. Tertiary Mammal Beds Of Virgin Valley and Thousand Creek In Northwestern Nevada. Part II.-Vertebrate Faunas. University of California Publications Bulletin of the Department of Geology 6(11):199-304

Belongs to Eucyon according to R. H. Tedford et al. 2009

Sister taxon: Eucyon skinneri

Type specimens:

  • Eucyon davisi: UCMP 545, a set of teeth
  • Canis condoni: Its type locality is McKay Reservoir, which is in a Hemphillian pond sandstone in the McKay Formation of Oregon.
  • Leptocyon shermanensis: Its type locality is Edson, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in Kansas.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 17.1 x 7.5, M1 11.0 x 13.4, M2 6.75 x 9.74, p4 10.9 x 4.2, m1 17.0 x 6.5, m2 8.33 x 5.55