Eucyon davisi Merriam 1911 (canine)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combination: Canis davisi

Synonyms: Canis condoni Shotwell 1956, Leptocyon shermanensis Hibbard 1937, Vulpes shermanensis Hibbard 1937

Full reference: J. C. Merriam. 1911. Tertiary Mammal Beds Of Virgin Valley and Thousand Creek In Northwestern Nevada. Part II.-Vertebrate Faunas. University of California Publications Bulletin of the Department of Geology 6(11):199-304

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

See also Gregory 1942, Harrison 1983, Merriam 1911, Shotwell 1956 and Tedford and Qiu 1996

Sister taxon: Eucyon skinneri

Type specimens:

  • Eucyon davisi: UCMP 545, a set of teeth
  • Canis condoni: Its type locality is McKay Reservoir, which is in a Hemphillian pond sandstone in the McKay Formation of Oregon.
  • Leptocyon shermanensis: Its type locality is Edson, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in Kansas.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Blancan of United States (1: Washington collection)

• Pliocene of Canada (1: Northwest Territories)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1), United States (24: Arizona, California, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas)

• Miocene of Mongolia (1), United States (1: Oregon)

Total: 29 collections each including a single occurrence

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