Prosthennops xiphodonticus Barbour 1925 (peccary)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae

Alternative combination: Dyseohyus xiphodonticus

Synonym: Dyseohyus stirtoni Woodburne 1969

Full reference: E. H. Barbour. 1925. Prosthennops xiphodonticus, sp. nov. a new fossil peccary from Nebraska. Bulletin of the Nebraska State Museum 1(3):25-32

Belongs to Prosthennops according to D. B. Wright 1998

See also Barbour 1925, Dutra et al. 2017, Voorhies 1990, Woodburne 1969, Wright 1983 and Wright 1993

Sister taxa: Prosthennops condoni, Prosthennops haroldcooki, Prosthennops kernensis, Prosthennops niobrarensis, Prosthennops rex, Prosthennops serus, Prosthennops ziegleri

Type specimens:

  • Prosthennops xiphodonticus: Its type locality is Valentine Railway Quarries, which is in a Barstovian terrestrial horizon in the Valentine Formation of Nebraska
  • Dyseohyus stirtoni: Frick: AMNH 73679, a partial skeleton.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Mexico (1 collection), United States (23: Florida, Maryland, Nebraska, Texas)

Total: 24 collections each including a single occurrence

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