Canis edwardii
(‬Edward’s wolf‭)

Name: Canis edwardii ‭(‬Edward’s wolf‭)‬.
Phonetic: Cay-niss ed-ward-ee.
Named By: Gazin‭ ‬-‭ ‬1942.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Carnivora,‭ ‬Canidae.
Species: C.‭ ‬edwardii‭‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
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.

Further reading
- 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.


Random favourites