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meaning: "Cutting dog"
Named By: Edward Drinker Cope in 1879
Time Period: Oligocene-Early Miocene
Location: North America, especially the USA
Size: Around 21 kilograms in weight
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Several specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Arctoidea | Amphicyonidae | Temnocyoninae |

Temnocyon is an extinct genus of carnivorous mammals belonging to the family of Amphicyonidae (bear-dog) endemic to North America that lived during the Oligocene to Early Miocene approximately 30.3--20.6 mya existing approximately 9.7 million years.

Read more about Temnocyon at Wikipedia
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