Phugatherium dichroplax Ahearn and Lance 1980 (caviomorph)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Hydrochoeridae

Alternative combination: Neochoerus dichroplax

Synonyms: Neochoerus cordobai Carranza-Castaneda and Miller 1989, Neochoerus lancei Mones 1980

Full reference: M. E. Ahearn and J. F. Lance. 1980. A new species of Neochoerus (Rodentia: Hydrochoeridae) from the Blancan (Late Pliocene) of North America. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 93(2):435-442

Belongs to Phugatherium according to M. G. Vucetich et al. 2015

See also Ahearn and Lance 1980 and Mones 1991

Sister taxa: Phugatherium cataclisticum, Phugatherium novum

Ecology: amphibious grazer


• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (9: Arizona, Florida)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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