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(kay-niss feh-rox)
meaning: "fierce canid"
Named By: Miller and CarranzainCastaneda in 1998
Time Period: Late Miocene to Early Pliocene, 10.9-5.8 Ma
Location: Mexico
Size: Weight estimated between 13 and 14 kilograms
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Two specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Canidae |

Canis ferox (Latin: canis: dog, ferox: fierce; hence fierce dog) is a species of canidae which was endemic to North America and lived from the Late Hemphillian stage (10.9 Mya) of the Miocene through the Pliocene epoch (5.8 Mya). Canis ferox existed for approximately 5 million years.

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