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meaning: "Half dog"
Named By: Edouard Lartet in 1851
Time Period: Early Miocene-Late Miocene
Location: Eurasia and North America
Size: 1.5 meters long, 0.7 meters high at the shoulder
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Many known remains, including some very well preserved individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Arctoidea | Hemicyonidae |

Hemicyon the so-called "dog-bear," literally "Half Dog" (Greek:emikuon/"hemi-kuon"), is an extinct genus of the family Hemicyonidae, which probably originated in Eurasia but was found in Europe, Asia and North America during the Miocene epoch (23.03 to 5.33 million years ago), existing for approximately 16.9 to 11.1 mya.

Read more about Hemicyon at Wikipedia
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