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meaning: "Ambiguous dog"
Named By: unavailable
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.

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