Mylohyus fossilis Leidy 1860 (peccary)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Tayassuidae

Alternative combination: Dicotyles fossilis

Synonyms: Dicotyles pennsylvanicus Leidy 1889, Mylohyus browni Gidley 1920, Mylohyus exortivus Gidley 1920, Mylohyus gidleyi Simpson 1929, Mylohyus pennsylvanicus Leidy 1889, Mylohyus tetragonus Cope 1899, Tayassu pennsylvanicus Leidy 1889, Tayassu tetragonus Cope 1899

Belongs to Mylohyus according to D. B. Wright 1998

See also Albright et al. 2019, Allen 1926, Gidley 1920, Hay 1902, Hulbert and Pratt 1998, Kinsey 1974, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1860, Lundelius 1960, Semken and Griggs 1965 and Westgate and Messick 1985

Sister taxa: Mylohyus elmorei, Mylohyus floridanus, Mylohyus longirostris, Mylohyus nasutus, Mylohyus obtusidens, Mylohyus temerarius

Type specimens:

  • Mylohyus fossilis: ANSP 11509, a set of teeth (five isolated teeth)
  • Dicotyles pennsylvanicus:
  • Mylohyus browni: USNM 11810, a mandible.
  • Mylohyus exortivus: USNM 8876, a mandible. Its type locality is Cumberland Cave, which is in an Irvingtonian cave horizon in Maryland.
  • Mylohyus gidleyi: AMNH 23504, a mandible. Its type locality is Seminole Field, which is in a Pleistocene fluvial sandstone in Florida.
  • Mylohyus tetragonus:

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer


• Quaternary of United States (21: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia collections)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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