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Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae
It was recombined as Promerycochoerus leidyi by Douglass (1901), Thorpe (1921), Thorpe (1924) and Thorpe (1937); it was recombined as Desmatochoerus leidyi by Schultz and Falkenbach (1954) and Barnosky (1986); it was synonymized subjectively with Merycochoerus superbus by Lander (1998).
|Year||Name and author|
|1876||Merycochoerus leidyi Bettany|
|1884||Merycochoerus leidyi Cope p. 523|
|1901||Promerycochoerus leidyi Douglass|
|1921||Promerycochoerus leidyi Thorpe p. 228|
|1924||Promerycochoerus leidyi Thorpe|
|1937||Promerycochoerus leidyi Thorpe|
|1954||Desmatochoerus leidyi Schultz and Falkenbach p. 185 figs. 5 - 6|
|1986||Desmatochoerus leidyi Barnosky|
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|C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach 1954||SKULL: Largest and most robust of genus; longer and wider than in holotype of D. curvidens; brain case more inflated than in D. curvidens; nasals moderately robust, with slight anterior retraction; anterior nasal- maxilla contact above diastema between C/ and P 1; infraorbital foramen above anterior portion of P 4 to anterior portion of M 1 ; squamosal more robust than in other examples of the genus; malar deep below orbit; post-glenoid process wide transversely.
MANDIBLE: Largest of genus; postsymphysis below Pa; inferior border of ramus with less downward curve than in examples of D. curvidens.
DENTITION: Series longer than in D. curvidens.
LIMBS:Approximately equal to examples of D. hatcheri geringensis. (Known from fragmentary remains only.)