Leptochoerus spectabilis Leidy 1856 (even-toed ungulate)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Leptochoeridae

Synonyms: Laopithecus robustus Marsh 1875, Leptochoerus gracilis Marsh 1894, Leptochoerus robustus Marsh 1875, Menotherium robustum Marsh 1875

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notice of remains of extinct Mammalia, discovered by Dr. F. V. Hayden in Nebraska Territory. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:88-90

Belongs to Leptochoerus according to J. M. Theodor et al. 2007

See also Edwards 1976, Hay 1902, Leidy 1856, Leidy 1857, Macdonald 1955, Marsh 1894, Matthew 1909, Osborn 1902 and Scott 1940

Sister taxa: Leptochoerus elegans, Leptochoerus emilyae, Leptochoerus supremus

Type specimens:

  • Leptochoerus spectabilis: ANSP 15593, a mandible (mandible fragment with m1-2)
  • Laopithecus robustus:
  • Leptochoerus gracilis:

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser


• Oligocene of United States (4: Colorado, Nebraska collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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