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meaning: "Armed murderer"
Named By: Edward Drinker Cope in 1874
Time Period: Late Eocene to Early Oligocene 38-33.3 Ma
Location: Canada and the USA
Size: Around 1.3 meters long and estimated up to 160 kilograms
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Multiple specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivore | Nimravidae | Hoplophoninae |
Also known as: | Dinotomius | Drepanodon | Eusmilus dakotensis | Hoplophoneus insolens | Hoplophoneus latidens | Hoplophoneus marshi | Hoplophoneus molossus | Hoplophoneus oharrai | Hoplophoneus oreodontis | Hoplophoneus robustus | Machairodus occidentalis | Machaerodus oreodontis | Nanosmilus kurteni |

Hoplophoneus is an extinct genus of the family Nimravidae, subfamily Nimravinae, endemic to North America during the Late Eocene to Early Oligocene epochs (38--33.3 mya), existing for approximately 3.9 million years.

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