Entry from British & World English dictionary
A large, heavily built carnivorous mammal of the Oligocene epoch.
- It is likely that hyaenodons were opportunistic carnivores, meaning that they would eat whatever meat was available to them, whether fresh meat or carrion.
Modern Latin, from Latin hyaena 'hyena' + Greek odous, odont- 'tooth'.
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