Temporal range: 20.6–13.6 Ma Early Oligocene-Early Miocene
Pliocyon is genus of large amphicyonid caniformian carnivoran mammals which inhabited North America from the Early Miocene subepoch to the Middle Miocene subepoch 20.6—13.6 Ma, existing for approximately .
Pliocyon was named by Matthew in 1918. Its type is Pliocyon medius.
A single specimen was measured by Legendre and Roth in 1988 with an estimated mass of 101.2 kg (223 lbs).
P. medius, P. ossifragus, P. robustus
- Paleobiology Database: Pliocyon, age range and collections
- S. Legendre and C. Roth. 1988. Correlation of carnassial tooth size and body weight in recent carnivores (Mammalia). Historical Biology
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