Ustatochoerus californicus Merriam 1919 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae

Alternative combinations: Merycochoerus (Pronomotherium) californicus, Metoreodon californicus

Full reference: J. C. Merriam. 1919. Tertiary mammalian faunas of the Mohave desert. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geology 11(5):437-585

Belongs to Ustatochoerus according to M. S. Stevens and J. B. Stevens 2007

See also Lander 1998, Matthew 1924, Merriam 1919, Schultz and Falkenbach 1941, Stevens and Stevens 1989 and Thorpe 1937

Sister taxa: Ustatochoerus compressidens, Ustatochoerus leptoscelos, Ustatochoerus major, Ustatochoerus medius, Ustatochoerus profectus, Ustatochoerus schrammi, Ustatochoerus skinneri

Subtaxa: Ustatochoerus californicus raki

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Type specimen: UC 21351, a partial skull (Fragmentary skull with P3-P4 alv. and M1-M3 (M2-M3 br.)). Its type locality is Ricardo Ampitheater, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in the Dove Spring Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: found only at Ricardo Ampitheater

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