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meaning: "Western dog"
Named By: William Berryman Scott in 1890
Time Period: Late Eocene-Early Oligocene
Location: Canada - Saskatchewan. USA - Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming
Size: Around 80 centimetres long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Remains of well over 150 individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Canida | Hesperocyoninae |
Also known as: | Alloeodectes mcgrewi | Amphicyon gracilis | Canis gregarius | Cynodictis gregarius | Cynodictis hylactor | Cynodictis paterculus | Galecynus gregarius | Hesperocyon paterculus | Nanodelphys mcgrewi | Peradectes mcgrewi | Pseudocynodictis gregarius | Pseudocynodictis paterculus |

Hesperocyon is an extinct genus of canids (subfamily Hesperocyoninae,family Canidae) that was endemic to North America, ranging from southern Canada to Colorado. It appeared during the Uintan age-Bridgerian age (NALMA) of the Mid-Eocene 42.5 mya--31.0 Ma. (AEO). Hesperocyon existed for approximately 11.5 million years.

Read more about Hesperocyon at Wikipedia
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