Hesperhys Douglass 1903 (peccary)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Tayassuidae

Synonym: Pediohyus Loomis 1910

Full reference: E. Douglass. 1903. New vertebrates from the Montana Tertiary. Annals of Carnegie Museum 2(5):145-199

Parent taxon: Hesperhyinae according to D. R. Prothero 2015

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Douglass 1903, Loomis 1910, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Wright 1998

Sister taxa: Desmathyus, Floridachoerus, Fremdohyus, Lucashyus, Marshochoerus, Stuckyhyus, Wrightohyus

Subtaxa: Hesperhys antiquus Hesperhys vagrans Pediohyus ferus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (16: California, Colorado, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Texas collections)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: Nebraska)

• Arikareean of United States (1: Oregon)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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