Platygonus bicalcaratus Cope 1893 (peccary)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Tayassuidae

Synonym: Platygonus texanus Gidley 1903

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1893. A preliminary report on the vertebrate paleontology of the Llano Estacado. Fourth Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Texas 1892:11-136

Belongs to Platygonus according to E. D. Cope 1893

See also Gidley 1903, Hay 1902, Hibbard and Riggs 1949, Kurten and Anderson 1980 and Schultz 1990

Sister taxa: 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, Antaodon cinctus

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (2: California, Florida)

• Blancan of United States (24: Florida, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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