Name: Cynelos.
Phonetic: Sy-nel-oss.
Named By: Jourdan‭ ‬-‭ ‬1862.
Synonyms: Absonodaphoenus,‭ ‬Amphicyon amnicola,‭ ‬Amphicyon lemanensis,‭ ‬Hebucides,‭ ‬Hecubides,‭ ‬Parictis bathygenus.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Carnivora,‭ ‬Caniformia,‭ ‬Amphicyonidae.
Species: C. anubisi, C.‭ ‬caroniavarus,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬euryodon,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬lemanensis,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬idoneus,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬macrodon,‭ ‬C. malasi, C.‭ ‬sinapius.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Weight estimated around‭ ‬80-85‭ ‬kilograms.
Known locations: Across Africa,‭ ‬Eurasia and North America.
Time period: Late Chattian of the Oligocene through to the Tortonian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Multiple specimens.

       Bear dogs can often be divided into North American and Eurasian genera,‭ ‬but Cynelos is one of the few genera that what active across both of these areas as well as Africa,‭ ‬a range proven by the discovery of multiple remains on all of these continents.‭ ‬Because Cynelos was a large Miocene era bear dog,‭ ‬there have been comparisons between it and other large forms such as‭ ‬Amphicyon,‭ ‬indeed,‭ ‬some previously named species of Amphicyon are‭ ‬now included within the Cynelos genus.


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