Metalopex Tedford and Wang 2008 (canine)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Full reference: R. H. Tedford and X. Wang. 2008. Metalopex, a new genus of fox (Carnivora: Canidae: Vulpini) from the late Miocene of western North America. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Science Series 41:273-278

Parent taxon: Vulpini according to R. H. Tedford et al. 2009

See also Tedford and Wang 2008

Sister taxon: Urocyon

Subtaxa: Metalopex bakeri Metalopex macconnelli Metalopex merriami

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Hemphillian of United States (4: California, Idaho, Nevada, Texas collections)

• Miocene of United States (7: Arizona, California, Nebraska, Oregon)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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