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Arctocyon

Arctocyon

Temporal range: Early Paleocene–Late Paleocene
Arctocyon primaevus skeleton.JPG
Skeleton of A. primaevus
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Arctocyon


Type species
Arctocyon primaevus

Species
  • A. acrogenius
  • A. corrugatus
  • A. ferox
  • A. matthesi
  • A. montanensis
  • A. mumak
  • A. primaevus

Arctocyon ('bear dog') is an extinct genus of ungulate mammals. Arctocyon was a "ground dwelling omnivore", that lived from 61.3-56.8 Ma. Synonyms of Arctocyon include Claenodon, and Neoclaenodon.[1] Arctocyon was likely plantigrade, that is, walked like a bear.[2]

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