Daphoenodon (Daphoenodon Peterson, 1909)
Time period: Miocene of North America
Size: 1,6 m in length, 80 cm in height, 100 kg of weight
Typical representative: Daphoenodon robustum Peterson, 1910
Daphoenodon emerged at the beginning of Miocene in North America. Daphoenodon robustum weighed 100 kg and combined the features of canine and feline predators. It resembled a giant dog with a flexible elongated cat-like body.
These bear-dogs with long limbs specialized in chasing their prey on open plains.