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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Caniformia
Family: Miacidae
Genus: Chailicyon
Chow (1975)

Chailicyon is an extinct genus in the basal carnivoran family Miacidae that lived in Asia during the Middle to Late Eocene.[1]


Chailicyon was named by Chow (1975). It was assigned to Canidae by Carroll (1988).


  1. ^ McKenna, M. C.; Bell, S. K. (1997). Classification of Mammals: Above the Species Level. Columbia University Press. p. 631. ISBN 978-0-231-11013-6.