|Named By:||Granger in 1938|
|Time Period:||35 Ma Late Eocene|
|Location:||Mongolia - Irdin Manha Formation, further material attributed from the Ulan Shireb Beds|
|Size:||Reconstructed skull length about 46 centimetres long|
|Fossil(s):||Skulls and mandibles (lower jaws)|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Creodonta | Oxyaenidae ||
Sarkastodon is an extinct genus within the family Oxyaenidae that lived during the upper Eocene, approximately 35 million years ago. It was a large, carnivorous animal that lived in what is today Mongolia. Sarkastodon is known only from a skull and jawbones. Sarkastodon, like creodonts in general, was probably a hypercarnivore that preyed on large mammals in its range during the Late Eocene, such as brontotheres, chalicotheres, and rhinoceroses. Its weight is estimated at 800 kg (1,800 lb).