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meaning: "Original dog"
Named By: Merriam in 1911
Time Period: Late Miocene- Late Pliocene, 10.3-3.6 Ma
Location: China. Canada - Northwest Territories. Ethiopia. France. Italy. Kazakhstan. Kenya. Mongolia. Ukraine. USA - Arizona, Nevada, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and Texas
Size: Around 8.5 to 9 kilograms, possibly heavier. 40 centimetres tall at the shoulder. Skull up to 20 centimetres long. Exact size depends upon the species
Diet: Carnivore/Omnivore
Fossil(s): Multiple individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Caniformia | Canidae |

Eucyon (Greek: Eu-primitive; cyon-dog) is an extinct genus of small omnivorous coyote-like canid that first appeared in North America during the Miocene, living from 10.3--3.6 Ma and existed for approximately 6.7 million years. The genus is notable because it is proposed that its lineage gave rise to genus Canis.

Read more about Eucyon at Wikipedia
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