Metalopex macconnelli Tedford et al. 2009 (canine)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Full reference: R. H. Tedford, X. Wang, and B. E. Taylor. 2009. Phylogenetic Systematics of the North American Fossil Caninae (Carnivora: Canidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 325:1-218

Belongs to Metalopex according to R. H. Tedford et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Metalopex bakeri, Metalopex merriami

Type specimen: LACM 55237, a partial skull (crushed skull (fig. 24A–C) with I1–M2 and both ramal fragments including p3–p4 broken, m1 in- complete alveolus, isolated m2 trigonid (fig. 24D), and a broken i). Its type locality is Red Rock Canyon, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in the Dove Spring Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Hemphillian of United States (1: California collection)

• Miocene of United States (4: Arizona, California)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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