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meaning: "Near Daphoenus"
Named By: Wortman and Matthew in 1899
Time Period: 33-6.9 Ma Early Oligocene-Early Miocene
Location: USA - Oregon, Nebraska, South Dakota
Size: Weight estimated at around 1.9 kilograms
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Several specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Caniformia | Amphicyonidae | Daphoeninae |
Also known as: | Amphicyon entoptychi |

Paradaphoenus is a physically small member of the extinct family of terrestrial carnivores belonging to the suborder Caniformia, family Amphicyonidae ("bear dog"), and which inhabited North America from the Early Oligocene subepoch to the Early Miocene subepoch living 33.9--16.3 Ma, existing for approximately 17.6 million years.

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