|Named By:||Matthew in 1918|
|Time Period:||20.6-13.6 Ma Early Oligocene-Early Miocene|
|Size:||Estimated around 100 kilograms in weight|
|Fossil(s):||Remains of many individuals|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Caniformia | Amphicyonidae ||
Pliocyon is genus of large amphicyonid caniformian carnivoran mammals which inhabited North America from the Early Miocene subepoch to the Middle Miocene subepoch 20.6--13.6 Ma, existing for approximately 7 million years.
Pliocyon was named by Matthew in 1918. Its type is Pliocyon medius.