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Canis apolloniensis

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Taxonomy
Canis apolloniensis was named by Koufos and Kostopoulos (1997) [Type specimen is an anterior part of skull with mandible. Held in the Laboratory of Geology and Palaeontology, University of Thessaloniki, Greece.]. Its type specimen is APL-530. Its type locality is Apollonia, which is in the Pleistocene of horizon the Platanochori Formation Greece.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1997Canis apolloniensis Koufos and Kostopoulos

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
RankNameAuthor
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderCaniformiaKretzoi 1943
superfamilyCanoideaSimpson 1931
familyCanidaeFischer 1817
subfamilyCaninaeGill 1872
tribeCaniniFischer de Waldheim 1817
subtribeCanina()
genusCanis
speciesapolloniensis

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.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
G. D. Koufos and D.S. Kostopoulos 1997Small size; no diastema between the premolars; strong and well separated protocone; long lower M1 with relatively short trigonid.