Animalia > Chordata > Mammalia > Carnivora > Canidae > Paracynarctus


Wikipedia Abstract

Paracynarctus is an extinct genus of the Borophaginae and a terrestrial canine (bear-dog) which inhabited most of North America during the Early Hemingfordian stage of the Early Miocene subepoch through the Early Barstovian stage of the Middle Miocene subepoch 20.6—13.6 Ma, existing for approximately 7 million years. As with other Borophaginae, Paracynarctus was a "bone-crushing dog" with powerful teeth and jaws, and hyena-like features.
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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0