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Mammalia - Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
It was recombined as Desmatochoerus (Paradesmatochoerus) thurstoni by Schultz and Falkenbach (1954); it was synonymized subjectively with Merycoides pariogonus by Lander (1983); it was recombined as Desmatochoerus thurstoni by Mason and Swisher (1989); it was synonymized subjectively with Merycoides relictus by Lander (1998).
|Year||Name and author|
|1934||Eporeodon thurstoni Stock|
|1937||Eporeodon thurstoni Thorpe p. 96 figs. PI. XLIII, fig. 1|
|1954||Desmatochoerus (Paradesmatochoerus) thurstoni Schultz and Falkenbach p. 202|
|1960||Eporeodon thurstoni Stirton p. 363|
|1989||Desmatochoerus thurstoni Mason and Swisher|
|2007||Eporeodon thurstoni Stevens and Stevens p. 160|
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|M. R. Thorpe 1937||This species approaches E. socialis in size but is somewhat smaller. There is an antorbital pit, and the bulla; are large. The orbit is decidedly large. The skull lacks the greater portion of the cranium, so that it is unwise to diagnose the skull characters until more comparable material is brought to light.
Skeleton: Stock records the fact that the right pes has a rudimentary element articulated with the navicular and situated above the proximal end of Mt. II. He infers that it may represent a fused entocuneiform and rudimentary Mt. I. Its posterodistal end is rounded.
|C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach 1954||SKULL: Smaller than skulls of D. (P.) sanfordi and Merycoides cursor; prelacrimal fossa present; bulla large.
MANDIBLE: (See discussion below).
DENTITION: Superior series estimated to be shorter than examples of D. (P.) sanfordi, slightly longer than those of M. cursor.
LIMBS:Resembling examples of Subdesmatochoerus socialis.