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Etymology: Epicyon means “more than a dog”. It is indeed a canid.
About: Epicyon is a borophagine, or a bone crushing dog. It consists of 3 species, Epicyon aelurodontoides, Epicyon haydeni, and Epicyon saevus. It was 1.5 meters long. It was one of the largest canids to exist. It had a giant head and strong jaws, so its skull was more like a lion’s skull than a wolf’s skull. It was one of the last of the borophagines. Today, the only living subfamily of dogs are the canines.
This is Epicyon’s fossil