Desmathyus Matthew 1907 (peccary)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Tayassuidae

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1907. A Lower Miocene fauna from South Dakota. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 23(9):169-219

Parent taxon: Hesperhyinae according to D. R. Prothero 2015

See also Carroll 1988, Matthew 1907, Morea 1981 and Wright 1998

Sister taxa: Floridachoerus, Fremdohyus, Hesperhys, Lucashyus, Marshochoerus, Stuckyhyus, Wrightohyus

Subtaxa: Desmathyus pinensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (5: Maryland, Nevada, South Dakota, Virginia collections)

• Harrisonian of United States (4: South Dakota)

• Oligocene of United States (1: California)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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