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Platygonus pearcei

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae

Taxonomy
Platygonus pearcei was named by Gazin (1938). Its type specimen is USNM 13800, a skeleton (a nearly complete adult skeleton,), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Platygonus pearcei Quarry, which is in a Blancan terrestrial horizon in the Glenns Ferry Formation of Idaho.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1938Platygonus pearcei Gazin p. 41 figs. 1 - 3
1980Platygonus pearcei Kurten and Anderson p. 297
1998Platygonus pearcei Wright p. 397
2017Platygonus pearcei Dutra et al. p. 355

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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()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
superfamilySuoidea
familyTayassuidae
subfamilyTayassuinaePalmer 1897
tribePlatygonini
genusPlatygonus
speciespearcei

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
C. L. Gazin 1938Size of skull slightly less than that of Platygonus cumberlandensis. Rostrum of skull elongate and slender. Cranium short. Articulation with lower jaw very low with respect to basicranium. No anteroventral projection or keel along symphysis of lower jaws. I3 present. Upper and lower canines slender. Cingula and accessory cuspules not strongly developed on cheek teeth. Inner and outer cusps of transverse lophs on molars more distinct than in Platygonus cumberlandensis. Heel or third lobe on M3 and m3 strong and simple. Third and fourth metacarpals not fused. Third and fourth metatarsals generally fused but not to the extent seen in Platygonus cumberlandensis.