Arctocyon ('bear dog') is an extinct genus of condylarth mammals. The jackal-sized creature was plantigrade, that is, it walked on the soles of its feet, like a bear, and probably had a long prehensile tail (like its relative Chriacus). Although probably mainly terrestrial, it is possible that it also climbed trees. Arctocyon was probably an omnivore.
New Mammalian Evolution Data Have Been Reported by Investigators at National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Jun 28, 2013; By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Current study results on Mammalian Evolution have...