Name: Pliocyon.
Phonetic: Ply-oh-sy-on.
Named By: Matthew‭ ‬-‭ ‬1918.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Carnivora,‭ ‬Caniformia,‭ ‬Amphicyonidae.
Species: P.‭ ‬medius‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬ossifragus,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬robustus.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Estimated around‭ ‬100‭ ‬kilograms in weight.
Known locations: USA.
Time period: Burdigalian to Langhian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Remains of many individuals.

       With fossils being recovered from both Oregon and Florida,‭ ‬Pliocyon seems to have a distribution that covered most of the United States.


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