|Named By:||Miller & CarranzainCastaneda in 1998|
|Time Period:||Late Miocene-Early Pleistocene|
|Size:||Weight up to 18.5 kg|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Canidae | Canis ||
Canis lepophagus (Latin: canis: 'dog', leporem: 'hare' or 'rabbit', suffix -phagus: '-eating'; hence hare-eating dog) is an extinct species of canid which was endemic to much of North America. It is notable because its lineage is proposed to have led to both wolves and coyotes.