Cynorca Cope 1867 (peccary)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Tayassuidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1867. An addition to the vertebrate fauna of the Miocene period, with a synopsis of the extinct Cetacea of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 19(4):138-157

Parent taxon: Tayassuidae according to L. B. Albright 1999

See also Carroll 1988, Cope 1867, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Hay 1902, McKenna and Bell 1997, Whitmore 1984, Woodburne 1969, Wright 1998, Wright and Eshelman 1987 and Zittel 1894

Sister taxa: Aptenohyus, Doliochoerinae, Hesperhyinae, Muknalia, Perchoerus, Prochoerus, Simojovelhyus, Tayassuinae, Thinohyus, Woodburnehyus

Subtaxa: Cynorca hesperia Cynorca occidentale

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-omnivore


• Miocene of Panama (4 collections), United States (9: California, Idaho, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia)

• Arikareean of Panama (1), United States (2: California, Oregon)

• Oligocene of United States (2: Florida)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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