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(kay-nis lep-o-fa-gus)
meaning: "Hare-eating Wolf"
Canis lepophagus
Named By: Miller & CarranzainCastaneda in 1998
Time Period: Late Miocene-Early Pleistocene
Location: USA
Size: Weight up to 18.5 kg
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Many specimens
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.

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