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meaning: "Arm dog"
Named By: Filhol in 1872
Time Period: 23.3-7 Ma Early Miocene - Middle Miocene
Location: Eurasia and North America
Size: Details unavailable
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Amphicyonidae |

Brachycyon is an extinct genus of terrestrial carnivores belonging to the suborder Caniformia, family Amphicyonidae ("bear dog"), which inhabited Eurasia and North America.

Brachycyon was named by Filhol (1872). It was assigned to Amphicyonidae by Carroll (1988).

Read more about Brachycyon at Wikipedia
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