Platygonus vetus Leidy 1882 (peccary)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Tayassuidae

Synonym: Platygonus intermediatus Gidley 1921

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1882. On an extinct peccary. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 34(3):301-302

Belongs to Platygonus according to B. H. Slaughter 1966

See also Elftman 1931, Gidley 1920, Gidley and Gazin 1938, Hay 1902, Kurten and Anderson 1980 and Leidy 1882

Sister taxa: Platygonus bicalcaratus, Platygonus brachirostris, Platygonus chapadmalensis, Platygonus cinctus, Platygonus compressus, Platygonus cumberlandensis, Platygonus intermedius, Platygonus kraglievichi, Platygonus marplatensis, Platygonus narinoensis, Platygonus oregonensis, Platygonus pearcei, Platygonus pollenae, Platygonus scagliae, Platygonus setiger, Platygonus striatus, Antaodon cinctus

Type specimens:

  • Platygonus vetus: Its type locality is Platygonus vetus Type Locality, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial gravel in Pennsylvania
  • Platygonus intermediatus:

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer


• Quaternary of United States (19: California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia collections)

• Blancan of United States (1: New Mexico)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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