Desmatochoerus Thorpe 1921 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae

Synonym: Hypselochoerus Loomis 1933

Full reference: M. R. Thorpe. 1921. John Day Promerycochoeri, with descriptions of five new species and one new subgenus. American Journal of Science 1(3):215-244

Parent taxon: Promerycochoerinae according to M. S. Stevens and J. B. Stevens 2007

See also Lander 1998, Loomis 1933, Macdonald 1963, Macdonald 1970, Schultz and Falkenbach 1954 and Thorpe 1937

Sister taxa: Megoreodon, Promerycochoerus

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Miocene of United States (2: Montana, Oregon collections)

• Harrisonian of United States (5: Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (11: California, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Oligocene of United States (3: Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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