|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|
|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.