Named By: L. de Bonis - 1971.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora, Caniformia, Amphicyonidae.
Species: H. sanguinensis (type).
Known locations: France.
Time period: Rupelian to Chattian of the Oligocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Harpagophagus is but one of many ‘bear dog’ genera that lived in Europe during the Oligocene.