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Canis (Epicyon)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Taxonomy
Canis (Epicyon) was named by Leidy (1858) [named as subgenus of Canis by Leidy 1858; mentioned as belonging to Aelurodon by Matthew & Stirton 1930a; apparently no later author discussed the subgenus until Baskin raised it to genus level].

It was synonymized subjectively with Aelurodon by Scott and Osborn (1890); it was reranked as Epicyon by Baskin (1980), Carroll (1988), Wang et al. (1999), Wang et al. (2004) and Hulbert and Whitmore (2006).

It was assigned to Canis by Leidy (1858); to Canidae by Baskin (1980) and Carroll (1988); to Borophagina by Wang et al. (1999) and Wang et al. (2004); and to Borophaginae by Hulbert and Whitmore (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1858Canis (Epicyon) Leidy p. 21
1980Epicyon Baskin
1988Epicyon Carroll
1999Epicyon Wang et al. p. 233
2004Epicyon Wang et al. p. 451
2006Epicyon Hulbert and Whitmore p. 5

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
RankNameAuthor
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderCaniformiaKretzoi 1943
superfamilyCanoideaSimpson 1931
familyCanidaeFischer 1817
subfamilyCaninaeGill 1872
tribeCaniniFischer de Waldheim 1817
subtribeCanina()
genusCanis
subgenusEpicyon

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available