Protherohyus brachydontus Dalquest and Mooser 1980 (peccary)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Tayassuidae

Alternative combinations: Catagonus brachydontus, Desmathyus brachydontus

Full reference: W. W. Dalquest and O. Mooser. 1980. Late Hemphillian mammals of the Ocote local fauna, Guanajuato, Mexico. Pearce-Sellards Series 32:1-25

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

See also Dalquest and Mooser 1980, Wright 1989 and Wright 1998

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: TMM 41685-13, a tooth (lower third molar, probably of a male). Its type locality is Rancho El Ocote (Basal), which is in a Hemphillian fluvial claystone/sandstone in the Rancho Viejo Beds Formation of Mexico.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-omnivore


• Pliocene of Mexico (1 collection)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1), United States (4: Florida, Oklahoma)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of United States (2: Florida)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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