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Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae
It was synonymized subjectively with Promerycochoerus hollandi by Thorpe (1937); it was recombined as Desmatochoerus hatcheri by Schultz and Falkenbach (1954) and Macdonald (1970); it was synonymized subjectively with Merycochoerus superbus by Lander (1998) and Tabrum and Nichols (2001).
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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.
|C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach 1954||SKULL: Approximately same size and characters as in D. curvidens; anterior nasal- maxilla contact above region of P 1 ; infra-orbital foramen above posterior portion of P8 to anterior portion of P4 ; facial vacuity present; muzzle slightly wider than in D. curvidens; postglenoid process rounded, as wide laterally as anteroposteriorly (differing from laterally compressed process in D. curvidens).
MANDIBLE: Approximately equal to that of D. curvidens; postsymphysis below P2.
DENTITION: Approximately equal in length to examples of D. hatcheri geringensis, tendency to be slightly smaller than in D. hatcheri niobrarensis, slightly larger than in D. curvidens and D. hatcheri grinnelli.