Name: Pseudocyon ‭(‬False dog‭)‬.
Phonetic: Soo-do-sy-on.
Named By: Lartet‭ ‬-‭ ‬1851.
Synonyms: Amphicyonopsis.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Carnivora,‭ ‬Caniformia,‭ ‬Amphicyonidae.
Species: P.‭ ‬sansaniensis‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬steinheimensis,‭ ‬P styiacus.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Weight estimated at up to‭ ‬773‭ ‬kilograms.
Known locations: Eurasia and North America.
Time period: Aquitanian to early Messinian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Many specimens.

       With an upper weight estimate exceeding seven hundred and seventy kilograms,‭ ‬Pseudocyon was one of the largest of the bear dogs,‭ ‬quite probably even bigger than the largest known specimen of Amphicyon which was estimated to come from a six hundred kilogram individual.‭ ‬Additionally Pseudocyon also had a similar geographic distribution to Amphicyon although Pseudocyon does seem to have lived for slightly longer during the Miocene.


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