Platygonus Leconte 1848 (peccary)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Tayassuidae

Synonyms: Antaodon Ameghino 1886, Euchoerus Leidy 1853, Hyops Leconte 1848, Protochoerus Leconte 1848, Selenogonus Stirton 1947

Full reference: J. L. Leconte. 1848. Notice of five new species of fossil Mammalia from Illinois. American Journal of Science and Arts 5:102-106

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

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Domning 1996, Gasparini 2013, Gasparini and Ubilla 2011, Gidley 1920, Hay 1902, Hoare et al. 1964, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1860, McKenna and Bell 1997, Slaughter 1966, Stirton 1947, Trouessart 1898, Wilson 1967 and Wright 1998

Sister taxa: Macrogenis, Mylohyus, Protherohyus, Skinnerhyus

Subtaxa: Antaodon cinctus Platygonus bicalcaratus Platygonus brachirostris Platygonus chapadmalensis Platygonus cinctus Platygonus compressus Platygonus cumberlandensis Platygonus intermedius Platygonus kraglievichi Platygonus marplatensis Platygonus narinoensis Platygonus oregonensis Platygonus pearcei Platygonus pollenae Platygonus scagliae Platygonus setiger Platygonus striatus Platygonus vetus

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Type: Platygonus compressus

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (2 collections), Bolivia (2), Canada (1: Saskatchewan), Mexico (5), United States (84: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of Mexico (2), United States (65: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Colombia (1), Uruguay (1)

• Pliocene of Argentina (8), Mexico (1), United States (2: California, Idaho)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1), United States (7: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas)

• Miocene of Mexico (1), United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 185 collections including 194 occurrences

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