Bear-Dog or amphicyon

What a great carnivore! Bear-Dogs are an extinct carnivore mammal related to Bears and Dogs, but are neither. There lineage falls somewhere in between, thus the name.

During the absence of Cats in North America in the early Miocene Period, they filled the predatory niche. These extinct mammals had numerous sizes and some got as big as the American Black Bear.

Bear-Dog upper w/ 2 teeth

Both hunter and scavenger, it fed on three-toed horses and other herbivores. They brought their food back to their underground homes.

Fossil Bear-Dog Jaw Fossil Bear-Dog Jaw

These prehistoric mammals were the largest land carnivores to evolve, in North America, up until this time.

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