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Temporal range: 16.9–11.1 Ma
Early Oligocene-Early Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Superfamily: Arctoidea
Family: Amphicyonidae
Genus: Pseudocyonopsis
Kuss (1965)

Pseudocyonopsis is a member of the extinct family Amphicyonidae, a terrestrial carnivore belonging to the order Caniformia.[1]

Pseudocyonopsis was named by Kuss in 1965 and was assigned to Amphicyonidae by Carroll (1988).[2]


  • P. ambiguus
  • P. antiquus
  • P. quercensis

Sister genera[edit]

Afrocyon, Amphicyanis, Arctamphicyon, Brachycyon, Cynodictis, Drassonax, Goupilictis, Guangxicyon, Haplocyon, Haplocyonoides, Haplocyonopsis, Harpagophagus, Ictiocyon, Pachycynodon, Paradaphoenus, Protemnocyon, Pseudarctos, Pseudamphicyon, Sarcocyon, Symplectocyon, Vishnucyon.


  1. ^ Paleobiology Database: Pseudocyonopsis, age range and collections
  2. ^ R. L. Carroll. 1988. Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. W.H. Freeman and Company