(False dog face).
Named By: Kuss - 1965.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora, Caniformia, Amphicyonidae.
Species: P. ambiguus, P. antiquus, P. quercensis.
Known locations: Czech Republic, France.
Time period: Late Eocene to Oligocene.
Fossil representation: Usually partial remains but enough to identify three species.
Pseudocyonopsis is a possible contender for one of the earliest bear dogs since the species name P. quercensis means ‘from Quercy’ after the Quercy phosphorites of France. Animals from this location are usually interpreted as being late Eocene to early Oligocene in age. Aside from Pseudocyonopsis, other predatory animals from Quercy include the false sabre-toothed cat nimravids Eofelis and Quercylurus.