Named By: Edward Drinker Cope - 1880.
Synonyms: Pogonodon cismontanus, Pogonodon davisi, Pogonodon serrulidens.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora, Nimravidae, Nimravinae.
Species:P. platycopis (type), P. cismontanus, P. eileenae.
Known locations: Eurasia and North America.
Time period: Rupelian of the Oligocene through to the Tortonian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Several individuals.
A little known nimravid, Pogonodon seems to have had a wide distribution from the USA to the Ukraine as well as existing for around twenty-three and half million years. This suggests that Pogonodon would have been one of the most successful genera of nimravid so far known.
- Scientific news. - The American Naturalist 13(12):798a-798b. - E. D. Cope - 1879.
- Carnivora From the Tertiary Formations of the John Day Region. - University of California Publications Bulletin of the Department of Geology 5(1):1-64. - J. C. Merriam - 1906.
- New species of Oligocene (White River) Felidae. - American Journal of Science 50(297):207-224. - M. R. Thorpe - 1920.