Animalia > Chordata > Mammalia > Carnivora > Canidae > Ectopocynus


Wikipedia Abstract

Ectopocynus ("strange dog") is an extinct genus of small bone crushing carnivorous mammal similar to a dog of the family Canidae which inhabited North America during the Oligocene. It lived from 33.3—16.0 Ma and existed for approximately 17.3 million years. Though a carnivore, dentition suggests this animal was a hypercarnivore or mesocarnivore.
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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0