Catagonus Ameghino 1904 (Chacoan peccary)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Tayassuidae

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1904. Nuevas especies de mamíferos, cretáceos y terciarios de la República Argentina [New species of mammals, Cretaceous and Tertiarty, from the Argentine Republic]. Anales de la Sociedad Cientifica Argentina 56–58:1-142

Parent taxon: Tayassuini according to R. P. Dutra et al. 2017

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Ameghino 1904, Boisserie et al. 2005, Carroll 1988, Gasparini 2013, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Wright 1998

Sister taxa: Brasiliochoerus, Parachoerus, Pecari, Tayassu

Subtaxa: Catagonus bonaerensis Catagonus carlesi Catagonus metropolitanus Catagonus stenocephalus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (4 collections), Bolivia (1), Brazil (3), Uruguay (1)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 11 collections including 12 occurrences

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