Name: Gracilocyon ‭(‬Gracile dog‭)‬.
Phonetic: Grah-sil-e-sy-on.
Named By: T.‭ ‬Smith‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬Smith‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Synonyms: Miacis rosei,‭ ‬Miacis winkleri.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Carnivora,‭ ‬Miacidae.
Species: G.‭ ‬winkleri‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬G.‭ ‬rosei,‭ ‬G.‭ ‬solei.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Belgium‭ ‬-Tienen Formation.‭ ‬USA,‭ ‬Wyoming‭ ‬-‭ ‬Willwood Formation.
Time period: Ypresian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of several individuals.

       Originally described as a species of Miacis,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬winkleri,‭ ‬the species was split from Miacis and re-established as a distinct genus called Gracilocyon in‭ ‬2010.‭ ‬Another former Miacis species,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬rosei has also been attributed Gracilocyon.‭ ‬Gracilocyon would have still been similar to Miacis in form and size,‭ ‬and would have hunted other animals such as small rodents and perhaps even nesting birds.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new genus of‭ "‬miacid‭" ‬carnivoran from the earliest Eocene of Europe and North America.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Palaeontologica Polonica‭ ‬55‭(‬4‭)‬:761-764.‭ ‬-‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Smith‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬Smith‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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