|Named By:||J. W. Gidley in 1913|
|Time Period:||Middle Pleistocene-Late Pleistocene|
|Location:||Throughout the USA|
|Size:||Average 1.5 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Numerous individuals are known|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Canidae | Canis ||
Armbruster's wolf (Canis armbrusteri) is an extinct species of the genus Canis that was endemic to North America and lived during the Irvingtonian stage of the Pleistocene epoch (1.8 Mya--300,000 years ago). It is notable because it is proposed as the ancestor of one of the most famous prehistoric carnivores in North America, the dire wolf (Canis dirus).