Guangxicyon

Name: Guangxicyon ‭(‬Guangxi dog‭)‬.
Phonetic: Gwan-zi-sy-on.
Named By: R.‭ ‬Zhai,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Ciochon,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Tong,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Savage,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Morlo,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Holroyd‭ & ‬G.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Gunnell‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.‭
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Carnivora,‭ ‬Caniformia,‭ ‬Amphicyonidae,‭ ‬Amphicyoninae.
Species: G.‭ ‬sinoamericanus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Details unavailable.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Guangxi Province,‭ ‬Bose Basin‭ ‬-‭ ‬Nadu Formation.
Time period: Priabonian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of a single individual.

       Hailing from southern China,‭ ‬Guangxicyon is noted for having a short face,‭ ‬something which may have been an adaptation for focusing the force of the jaw closing muscles for an increased bite force.‭ ‬This may have been enough to allow Guangxicyon enough bite force to crunch through bones.‭ ‬Other short faced bear dogs include Brachycyon and Haplocyon.



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