Afrocyon

Name: Afrocyon ‭(‬African dog‭)‬.
Phonetic: Af-roe-sy-on.
Named By: Arambourg‭ ‬-‭ ‬1961.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Carnivora,‭ ‬Caniformia,‭ ‬Arctoidea,‭ ‬Amphicyonidae.
Species: Unavailable.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Tunisia.
Time period: Serravallian to Messinian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Afrocyon was one of the mid/late Miocene bear dogs.‭ ‬It may have lived alongside others such as Agnotherium,‭ ‬but so far the remains of Afrocyon are dated to a‭ ‬point after the last known remains of Agnotherium which might suggest that Afrocyon replaced this other genus.



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