Otocyon Müller 1835 (bat-eared fox)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Synonym: Agriodus Smith 1840 [objective synonym]

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

See also Carroll 1988 and Clark 2005

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

Subtaxa: Otocyon megalotis

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Kenya (3 collections), South Africa (5), Tanzania (1), Zambia (1)

• Pliocene of Tanzania (1)

Total: 11 collections including 12 occurrences

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