Leptocyon vafer Leidy 1858 (canine)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combinations: Canis vafer, Tephrocyon vafer, Vulpes vafer

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89

Belongs to Leptocyon according to S. R. May 2019

See also Galbreath 1953, Leidy 1858, Matthew 1909, Matthew 1918, Merriam 1919, Scott and Osborn 1890, Stirton 1935, Tedford et al. 2009 and Voorhies 1990

Sister taxa: Leptocyon delicatus, Leptocyon douglassi, Leptocyon gregorii, Leptocyon leidyi, Leptocyon matthewi, Leptocyon mollis, Leptocyon tejonensis, Leptocyon vulpinus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (3: Saskatchewan collections), United States (48: California, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas)

Total: 51 collections each including a single occurrence

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