Prosthennops Matthew and Gidley 1904 (peccary)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Tayassuidae

Synonym: Hesperopithecus Osborn 1922

Full reference: W. D. Matthew and J. W. Gidley. 1904. New or little known mammals from the Miocene of South Dakota : American Museum expedition of 1903. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 20(22):241-268

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

See also Carroll 1988, Colbert 1935, Hulbert and Whitmore 2006, Matthew and Gidley 1904, McKenna and Bell 1997, Osborn 1922 and Wright 1998

Sister taxa: Argyrohyus, Dicotyles, Dyseohyus, Platygonini, Sylvochoerus, Tayassuini, Waldochoerus

Subtaxa: Prosthennops condoni Prosthennops haroldcooki Prosthennops kernensis Prosthennops niobrarensis Prosthennops rex Prosthennops serus Prosthennops xiphodonticus Prosthennops ziegleri

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-omnivore


• Hemphillian of United States (7: Alabama, Kansas, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas collections)

• Miocene of Honduras (1), Mexico (1), United States (41: Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington)

Total: 50 collections including 51 occurrences

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