from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various extinct carnivorous mammals of the suborder Creodonta, of the Paleocene Epoch to the Pliocene Epoch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of the extinct Creodonta order of mammals that lived from the Paleocene to the Pliocene epoch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the Creodonta.
- n. One of the Creodonta.
Apterodon intermedius, sp. nov., a new European creodont mammal from MP22 of Epenheim (Germany).
We think it is maybe a bear dog Daphoenodon or a creodont.
After I got it prep'ed I am now leaning toward creodont see below.
The well-known plantigrade tread of bears is a primitive characteristic which has survived from their creodont ancestry.
This order, which includes lemurs, monkeys, apes, and man, seems to have sprung from a creodont or insectivorous ancestry in the lower Eocene.
According to the Wikipedia caption, the illustration shows the creodont