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(can-is arm-bruss-teh-ri (arm-bruss-terz wolf))
meaning: "Armbruster's Wolf"
Canis armbrusteri
Named By: J. W. Gidley in 1913
Time Period: Middle Pleistocene-Late Pleistocene
Location: Throughout the USA
Size: Average 1.5 meters long
Diet: unavailable
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).

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