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Temporal range: PaleoceneEocene, 55.8–48.6 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Creodonta
Family: Hyaenodontidae
Subfamily: Limnocyoninae
Genus: Prolimnocyon
Matthew, 1915
Type species
Prolimnocyon atavus
Matthew, 1915
  • P. antiquus Matthew, 1915
  • P. atavus Matthew, 1915
  • P. chowi Meng et al., 1998
  • P. eerius Gingerich 1989
  • P. haematus Gingerich & Deutsch 1989

Prolimnocyon is an extinct genus of hyaenodontid mammals. Known from the Paleocene to the Eocene of Asia and North America,[1] it is the earliest known member of the hyaenodontid subfamily Limnocyoninae.[2]


  1. ^ "Fossilworks: Prolimnocyon". Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  2. ^ Rose, Kenneth D. (2009). The Beginning of the Age of Mammals. JHU Press. p. 203. ISBN 978-0-8018-9221-9.