Platygonus cumberlandensis Gidley 1920 (peccary)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Tayassuidae

Full reference: J. W. Gidley. 1920. Pleistocene peccaries from the Cumberland cave deposit. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 57(2324):651-678

Belongs to Platygonus according to R. P. Dutra et al. 2017

See also Gidley 1920, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Wright 1995 and Wright 1998

Sister taxa: Platygonus bicalcaratus, Platygonus brachirostris, Platygonus chapadmalensis, Platygonus cinctus, Platygonus compressus, Platygonus intermedius, Platygonus kraglievichi, Platygonus marplatensis, Platygonus narinoensis, Platygonus oregonensis, Platygonus pearcei, Platygonus pollenae, Platygonus scagliae, Platygonus setiger, Platygonus striatus, Platygonus vetus, Antaodon cinctus

Type specimen: USNM 8146, a skull. Its type locality is Cumberland Cave, which is in an Irvingtonian cave horizon in Maryland.

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer


• Quaternary of United States (2: Illinois, Maryland collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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