Named By: Peterson - 1909.
Synonyms: Borocyon robustum, Daphoenodon niobrarensis.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora, Caniformia, Amphicyonidae, Daphoeninae.
Species: D. falkenbachi, D. notionastes, D. robustum, D. skinneri, D. superbus.
Known locations: USA.
Time period: Late Oligocene through to Burdigalian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Many specimens.
With confirmed fossils of Daphoenodon stretching all the way from California and Oregon on the west coast to Florida on the east, and between Wyoming and Nebraska in the North and Texas in the South, Daphoenodon had a very broad range across most of the United States. This distribution could have also brought it into contact with some of its bear dog relatives like Daphoenus and Daphoenictis.