Fossil Canis from the Tar Pits of La Brea, Peru

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Science  04 Sep 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3375, pp. 564-565
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3375.564


New fossil material has been obtained from La Brea, Peru. Included in this material are remains of a large wolflike canid which could not be referred to any living or fossil South American canine genus. Comparison with fossil canids from Rancho La Brea, Calif., shows that it closely resembles Canis (Aenocyon) dirus Leidy.