Scientific name Amphicyon major
Home era Tertiary
Creature type Mammal
Deaths caused 1
Appearances Episode 1.10

Amphicyon is a genus of carnivorous bear-dog from the Oligocene to Miocene epochs.

In Primeval Adventure SeriesEdit

When Andy was opening lots of satellite anomalies, allowing many creatures to come through, an anomaly he didn't know about opened. An hungry Amphicyon came through the anomaly where it emerges victorious and kills Andy. It then starts to attack the team but they EMD it and get it back through the anomaly safely. (Episode 1.10)


Despite its nickname, the "Bear Dog," Amphicyon was directly ancestral to neither bears nor dogs. This was the most prominent genus of the family of mammalian, vaguely canine-like carnivores that succeeded the larger "creodonts" (typified by Hyaenodon and Sarkastodon) but preceded the first true dogs. True to its nickname, Amphicyon looked like a small bear with the head of a dog, and it probably pursued a bear-like lifestyle as well, feeding opportunistically on meat, carrion, fish, fruit and plants. The front legs of this prehistoric mammal were especially well-muscled, meaning it could probably stun prey senseless with a single well-aimed swipe of its paw.

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