Nyctereutes Temminck 1839 (raccoon dog)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Parent taxon: Canidae according to L. Werdelin and S. Peigne 2010

See also Carroll 1988, Geraads 1997 and Kurten 1968

Sister taxa: Alopex, Amphicyon angustidens, Atelocynus, Borophaginae, Caninae, Chailicyon, Cubacyon, Cynodictis, Cynotherium, Dusicyon, Dysodus, Gobicyon, Hesperocyoninae, Lycaon, Neovulpavus, Otocyon, Otocyoninae, Plesiocyon, Protemnocyon, Protocyon, Prototocyon, Speothos, Synagodus, Vulpes

Subtaxa: Nyctereutes abdeslami Nyctereutes megamastoides Nyctereutes procyonoides

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Type: Canis procyonoides

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (3 collections), France (5), Greece (2), Japan (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (2), Taiwan (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (1), Greece (1), Tajikistan (1)

• Pliocene of China (4), Ethiopia (1), France (1), Georgia (1), Greece (2), Italy (1), Morocco (2), Poland (1), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (3), Tajikistan (1), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1)

• Miocene of Spain (1)

Total: 42 collections including 43 occurrences

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