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Perchoerus minor

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae

Taxonomy
Perchoerus minor was named by Cook (1922). Its type specimen is AMNH 86222 (originally HC 458), a mandible (right and left rami with right p3-m3, left p3-4, m2 and partial m3), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was considered a nomen dubium by Wright (1998).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1922Perchoerus minor Cook p. 358
1940Perchoerus minor Scott p. 501
2009Perchoerus minor Prothero p. 510

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
superfamilySuoidea
familyTayassuidae
genusPerchoerusLeidy 1869
speciesminor

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
D. R. Prothero 2009mallest species of Perchoerus (ml -3 length = 34-42 mm); m3 with very simple non-expanded talonid (no"basin"); upper and lower molar cusps generally simpler in ornamentation and construction than in other species of Perchoerus; jaw shallower in lateral view and more slender than in other species of Perchoerus.