Phonetic: Kay-niss feh-rox.
Named By: Miller and Carranza-Castaneda - 1998.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora, Canidae.
Species: C. ferox.
Size: Weight estimated between 13 and 14 kilograms.
Known locations: Mexico.
Time period: Mid Tortonian through to Messinian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Two specimens.
Canis ferox was a species of canid that so far seems to have had a distribution restricted to Mexico at a time when Canis lepophagus roamed the United States. Canis ferox probably lived like wolves and coyotes do today.
- Late Tertiary Canids from Central Mexico. - Journal of Paleontology 72(3):546-556. - W. E. Miller & O. Carranza-Castaneda - 1998.