Canis apolloniensis

Name: Canis apolloniensis (Wolf from Apollonia).
Phonetic: Cay-niss ah-pol-lo-nine-sis.
Named By: G.D. Koufos & D.S. Kostopoulos - 1997.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora, Canidae.
Species: C. apolloniensis (type).
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: Greece.
Time period: Calabrian of the Pleistocene.
Fossil representation: Back of skull and mandible (lower jaw).

       Canis apolloniensis was named after the region or Greece that the original material was recovered from. Unfortunately not much more can be said other than it may have lived in the same ecosystems as the Eurasian wolf (Canis lupus lupus), that itself is a sub species fo the grey wolf (Canis lupus).

Further reading
- New carnivore material from the Plio-Pleistocene of Macedonia (Greece) with the description of a new canid. - Munchner Geowissenschaft Abteilung A 34:33-63. - G. D. Koufos & D.S. Kostopoulos - 1997.


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