Name: Pseudocyonopsis ‭(‬False dog face‭)‬.
Phonetic: Soo-doe-sy-on-op-sis.
Named By: Kuss‭ ‬-‭ ‬1965.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Carnivora,‭ ‬Caniformia,‭ ‬Amphicyonidae.
Species: P.‭ ‬ambiguus,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬antiquus,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬quercensis.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
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.


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