Alopecocyon

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Alopecocyon
Temporal range: mid-Miocene
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Eutheria
Superorder: Laurasiatheria
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Caniformia
Superfamily: Musteloidea
Family: Ailuridae
Subfamily: Simocyoninae
Genus: Alopecocyon
Camp & Vanderhoof, 1940
Type species
Alopecocyon goeriachensis
Toula, 1884
Species

A. goeriachensis (Toula, 1884)
A. leardi (Stock, 1947)
A. getti (Mein, 1958)

Alopecocyon was a small relative of the modern red panda. It weighed only about 11 lb (5 kg). It was closely related to Simocyon, a larger member of its group. Its fossils have been found in France, Poland, and Slovakia.

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