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Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae
If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.
|J. C. Merriam 1906||Cranium with well-developed brain case, and large thin-walled auditory bullae. Two pair of post- parietal foramina present. Mandible short, uncommonly heavy anteriorly. Dentition /3 (?), 1, 3, 3. Premolars heavy, P2 without basal tubercles, P3 and P4 with anterior and posterior basal tubercles and posterior cusp. M1 with well-developed shear and somewhat reduced metaconid. The somewhat elevated hypoconid occupies about half of the broad heel of M1, entoconid low. M2 without prominent paraconid, M3 in general like M2.|