|(Daeodon and Amphicyon by BlueRhino Studios)|
|(Properly filled-out Daeodon reconstruction by Thuat (Tut))|
|(Skeletal by bLAZZE92)|
|(Reconstruction at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science)|
This hell-pig, as it has been popularized, had pig-like feet ending in a two-toed hoof and a large scapula that would have been the attachment point for lots of muscle. A part of what made it so strange, or ugly depending on how you look at it, were the cheekbones. This animal, and its entire family, had protruding cheek phalanges with blunted or rounded tips. These animals have often been reconstructed with these bony struts as crest-like protuberances; however, these were likely similar to the bony struts seen in an hippopotamus skull—that is, flesh, fat, muscle, and tendon covered much of these cheekbones and points in life and they may have even been attachment sites for facial tissue.