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Prehistoric Dogs and Dog Evolution - Dinosaurs - About.com
Most people know the end of the story of dog evolution--when wolves were domesticated by early humans. The fact is, though, that prehistoric dogs roamed the ...
Borophagus - About.com Prehistoric Mammals
Closely related to the slightly bigger Epicyon, this prehistoric dog (or "canid," as it should technically be called) made its living much like a modern hyena, ...
Eucyon - About.com Prehistoric Mammals
To simplify matters just a bit, the late Miocene Eucyon was the last link in the chain of prehistoric dog evolution before the appearance of Canis, the single genus ...
Hesperocyon - About.com Prehistoric Mammals
However, this prehistoric dog did have the beginnings of specialized, dog-like, meat-shearing teeth, as well as noticeably dog-like ears. There's some ...
Aelurodon - About.com Prehistoric Mammals
For a prehistoric dog, Aelurodon (Greek for "cat tooth") has been given a somewhat bizarre name. This "bone-crushing" canid was an immediate descendant of ...
Epicyon - About.com Prehistoric Mammals
Possibly the largest prehistoric dog that ever lived, Epicyon was a true "canid," belonging to the same general family as wolves, hyenas and modern dogs--and ...
Amphicyon - About.com Prehistoric Mammals
This canine ancestor is also known as the "Bear Dog." ... The front legs of this prehistoric mammal were especially well-muscled, meaning it could probably stun ...
10 Giant Mammals that Succeeded the Dinosaurs
Possibly the most famous prehistoric mammal of all time, the Woolly ... was the biggest prehistoric dog that ever lived, outweighing the modern wolves to which it ...
Prehistoric Whales and Whale Evolution - Dinosaurs - About.com
It may be hard to believe, but the story of whale evolution begins with terrestrial, dog-sized mammals that roamed central Asia about 50 million years ago.
Leptocyon - About.com Prehistoric Mammals
A tiny, foxlike ancestor of the modern dog. ... hyena-like prehistoric dogs of the Miocene epoch themselves weren't averse to making an occasional snack out of ...