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Ears large, wings broad, tail long with bifid (split) end, calcars (heel bones)
greatly elongated, tail and calcars support well-developed interfemoral
membrane. Dental formula j ! j 1 \ ' j = 32. Insectivorous, mostly preying on
terrestrial forms ...
Well-developed carnassials; upper carnassials usually lack an anterior lobe and
the lower carnassials have a well-developed talonid process; middle incisor on
each side located farther inward than the outer 2; incisors broad: 4 small ...
Cecum present or absent; baculum well developed; usually monestrous (1 litter
of young per year). Eocene to Recent; 53 living genera and 1 33 species. Family
Canidae (dogs, foxes, jackals). Eocene to Recent. Now worldwide except ...
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