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Lycaon sekowei
Temporal range: Pliocene – Pleistocene
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A cast of a Lycaon sekowei fossils
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Caniformia
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Caninae
Genus: Lycaon
Species: L. sekowei
Binomial name
Lycaon sekowei
Hartstone-Rose et al., 2010

Lycaon sekowei is an extinct species of canid from southern Africa that lived during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs. Like the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus), the other species in the genus that is alive today, Lycaon sekowei was a hypercarnivore; however, its front paws were not as specialized for running. It most likely lived in medium to large packs and/or family groups that hunted the Large game.

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A possible desptriction/reconstruction of the prehistoric canid/canine

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