|Time Period:||Aquitanian-Pleistocene Early Miocene to Early Pleistocene|
|Location:||Europe, Middle East, Asia, North America and Southern Africa|
|Size:||Up to 2.5 meters long, but exact size depends upon species|
|Diet:||Primarily carnivorous but also thought to be an omnivore|
|Fossil(s):||Many known specimens allowing for complete restorations|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Amphicyonidae | Amphicyoninae ||
Amphicyon ("ambiguous dog") is an extinct genus of large carnivorous bone-crushing mammals, popularly known as bear-dogs, of the family Amphicyonidae, subfamily Amphicyoninae, from the Aquitanian Epoch until the early Pleistocene. They ranged over North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa from 16.9--2.6 Ma ago, existing approximately 14.3 million years.