Full reference: D. Geraads, M. S. M. Drapeau, R. Bobe and J. G. Fleagle. 2015. Vulpes mathisoni, sp. nov., a new fox from the Pliocene Mursi Formation of southern Ethiopia and its contribution to the origin of African foxes. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25:e943765
Sister taxa: Vulpes alopecoides, Vulpes alopex, Vulpes cascadensis, Vulpes chama, Vulpes corsac, Vulpes kernensis, Vulpes praecorsac, Vulpes rueppellii, Vulpes stenognathus, Vulpes velox, Vulpes vulgaris, Vulpes vulpes
Type specimen: Kib-188-6, a skull. Its type locality is Cholo, which is in a Zanclean terrestrial horizon in the Mursi Formation of Ethiopia.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore
Distribution: found only at Cholo
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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