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Unlike its modern counterpart, Hyaenodon was top dog.


Hyaenodon gigas
  Fast Facts
NAME:Hyaenodon gigas, meaning "giant hyena tooth".

SIZE:3meters long,weighed 230kilograms.

FOOD:Meat.

HABITAT:Open servana.

LIVED:IN Mongolia and North America 41-25,000 years ago.


Unlike is modern day relatives, Hyaenodon gigas was the dominant predator of its day. As big as a small rhino, it was the largest of its kind. Fossil evidence shows that even the mighty sabre-toothed cats fell victim to Hyaenodon. Hyaenodon is very well portrayed in Walking with Beasts by BBC.
Hyaenodon was fast,agile and had bone crunching-teeth making it a lethal hunter capable of eating every part of its prey including the teeth! It was most likely a nocturnal hunter that attacked the young or weak and may have gathered in packs to take down larger prey such as the giant pigs Dinohyus and Entelodon.