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Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae
It was synonymized subjectively with Canis by Van Gelder (1978).
It was assigned to Vulpini by Tedford et al. (2009); and to Canidae by Frisch (1775), Schultz and Howard (1935), Kurten (1968), Kurten and Anderson (1980), Hall (1981), Carroll (1988), Wozencraft (1989), Wilson and Reeder (1993), Geraads (1997), Werdelin and Peigne (2010) and Geraads et al. (2015).
|Year||Name and author|
|1758||Canis alopex Linnaeus p. 40|
|1935||Vulpes Schultz and Howard p. 284|
|1968||Vulpes Kurten p. 114|
|1980||Vulpes Kurten and Anderson p. 173|
|1993||Vulpes Wilson and Reeder|
|1997||Vulpes Geraads p. 151|
|2009||Vulpes Tedford et al. p. 47|
|2010||Vulpes Werdelin and Peigne p. 618|
|2015||Vulpes Geraads et al.|
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|R. H. Tedford et al. 2009||Vulpes differs from Leptocyon in the following features that constitute synapomorphies with all higher Caninae: medial cusplet on I3 absent; zygo- ma strongly arched in lateral view; metatarsal I reduced to proximal rudiment; humerus lacks entepicondylar foramen. Vulpes shares three synapomorphies with other Vulpini: broad paroccipital process; M1 parastyle very weak and separated from preparacrista; and symplesiomorphic presence of M2 meta- conule and associated postprotocrista. Short nasals that rarely extend to level of most posterior position of maxillary-frontal suture is autapomorphic (this feature appears as a homoplasy in a number of Canis species).|