Platygonus compressus Leconte 1848 (peccary)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Tayassuidae

Alternative combination: Dicotyles compressus

Synonyms: Dicotyles costatus Le Conte 1852, Euchoerus macrops Leidy 1853, Euchoerus macropus Leidy 1853, Hyops depressifrons Leconte 1848, Platygonus alemani Dugès 1887, Platygonus alemanii Dugès 1887, Platygonus leptorhinus Williston 1894, Protochoerus prismaticus Leconte 1848

Full reference: J. L. Leconte. 1848. Notice of five new species of fossil Mammalia from Illinois. American Journal of Science and Arts 5:102-106

Belongs to Platygonus according to B. H. Slaughter 1966

See also Alroy 2002, Dutra et al. 2017, Gidley 1920, Harris 1985, Hoare et al. 1964, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leconte 1848, Leidy 1860, Slaughter 1966, Spammer et al. 1995, Wilson 1967 and Wright 1998

Sister taxa: Platygonus bicalcaratus, Platygonus brachirostris, Platygonus chapadmalensis, Platygonus cinctus, 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

Type specimens:

  • Platygonus compressus: ANSP 11512, 11515, 11522, 11524, 11533, 11534, 11539, a partial skull. Its type locality is Galena (Snyder Collection), which is in a Pleistocene karst sandstone in Illinois.
  • Dicotyles costatus:
  • Euchoerus macrops:
  • Hyops depressifrons: ANSP 11535, a skull (skull, no teeth). Its type locality is Galena (Snyder Collection), which is in a Pleistocene karst sandstone in Illinois.
  • Platygonus alemanii:
  • Platygonus leptorhinus:
  • Protochoerus prismaticus: ANSP, a set of teeth (lower first and third molars, canine). Its type locality is Galena (Snyder Collection), which is in a Pleistocene karst sandstone in Illinois.

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (35: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia collections)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1)

Total: 36 collections including 37 occurrences

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