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Mammalia - Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
It was synonymized subjectively with Prodesmatochoerus natronensis by Lander (1998); it was recombined as Miniochoerus forsythae by Stevens and Stevens (1996) and Stevens and Stevens (2007).
|Year||Name and author|
|1954||Prodesmatochoerus natronensis Schultz and Falkenbach p. 228 figs. 22, 25|
|1968||Merycoidodon forsythae Schultz and Falkenbach p. 36 figs. gures 1-3, 19-23, 51|
|1968||Otionohyus wardi degrooti Schultz and Falkenbach p. 114 figs. Figures 10, 11, 19-23, 52.|
|1996||Miniochoerus forsythae Stevens and Stevens|
|2007||Miniochoerus forsythae Stevens and Stevens p. 158|
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|C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach 1954 (Prodesmatochoerus natronensis)||SKULL: Smaller than in examples of P. meekae; brain case suggests slightly more rounded contour than in that species (only available specimen incomplete) ; infraorbital foramen above anterior portion of P4 ; occipital condyles more widely spread than in P. meekae; bulla very small (minute), similar to examples of P. meekae; postglenoid process more robust than in P. meekae.
MANDIBLE: Light; postsymphysis below anterior portion of P,. (Known from incomplete holotype only.)
DENTITION: Series shorter than in P. meekae.
LIMBS: Smaller than in P. meekae. (Known from calcaneum only.)