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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae
Subfamily: Ailuropodinae
Genus: Ailuropoda
Species: A. baconi
Binomial name
Ailuropoda baconiWoodward 1915

Ailuropoda baconi was a large panda that first appeared around 7.5 million years ago, and was preceded by Ailuropoda wulingshanensis and Ailuropoda microta as an ancestor of the giant panda. Very little is known about this creature, however its latest fossils have been dated to the Late Pleistocene. It was the largest known species within the genus Ailuropoda.

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