Merycoidodon major Leidy 1853 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Alternative combinations: Eporeodon major, Eucrotaphus (Oreodon) major, Eucrotaphus major, Mesoreodon major, Oreodon major, Paramerycoidodon major

Synonyms: Eporeodon hybridus Leidy 1869, Genetochoerus chamberlaini Schultz and Falkenbach 1968, Merycoidodon lambi Schultz and Falkenbach 1968, Merycoidodon lynchi Schultz and Falkenbach 1968, Oreodon hybridus Leidy 1869, Otionohyus alexi Schultz and Falkenbach 1968, Otionohyus hybridus Leidy 1869, Paramerycoidodon wanlessi Schultz and Falkenbach 1968, Promesoreodon scanloni Schultz and Falkenbach 1949, Pseudodesmatochoerus milleri Schultz and Falkenbach 1954, Subdesmatochoerus shannonensis Schultz and Falkenbach 1954

Belongs to Merycoidodon according to M. S. Stevens and J. B. Stevens 1996

See also Cope 1884, Fremd 1994, Galbreath 1953, Lander 1998, Leidy 1856, Leidy 1857, Marsh 1875, Schultz and Falkenbach 1949, Schultz and Falkenbach 1954, Schultz and Falkenbach 1968, Scott 1940, Scott and Osborn 1887, Stevens and Stevens 2007, Thorpe 1921, Thorpe 1924 and Thorpe 1937

Sister taxa: Merycoidodon (Anomerycoidodon), Merycoidodon (Blickohyus), Merycoidodon bullatus, Merycoidodon culbertsoni, Merycoidodon presidioensis, Otionohyus (Otarohyus), Paramerycoidodon (Barbourochoerus), Prodesmatochoerus natronensis, Genetochoerus (Osbornohyus)

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Arikareean of United States (2: Wyoming collections)

• Oligocene of United States (28: Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 30 collections each including a single occurrence

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