|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|
|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.