Phonetic: Cay-niss ed-ward-ee.
Named By: Gazin - 1942.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora, Canidae.
Species: C. edwardii.
Size: Up to 35 kilograms.
Known locations: North America.
Time period: Zanclean of the Pliocene through to Ionian of the Pleistocene.
Fossil representation: Many specimens.
Canis edwardii was an early wolf that lived in North America particularly across the west coast and southern states of the United States all the way to Florida. Canis edwardii would have lived alongside other wolves such as the early Canis lepophagus as well as Canis armbrusteri and even the famous Canis dirus, better known as the Dire Wolf.
- The late Cenozoic vertebrate faunas from the San Pedro Valley, Ariz. - Proceedings of the United States National Museum 92: 475–518. - C. L. Gazin - 1942.