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Prosthennops Matthew and Gidley 1904 (peccary)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42438

Synonym: Hesperopithecus Osborn 1922 (taxon 46937)

Full reference: W. D. Matthew and J. W. Gidley. 1904. New or little known mammals from the Miocene of South Dakota : American Museum expedition of 1903. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 20(22):241-268

Parent taxon: Tayassuinae according to R. P. Dutra et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Argyrohyus, Dicotyles, Dyseohyus, Platygonini, Sylvochoerus, Tayassuini, Waldochoerus

Subtaxa: Prosthennops condoni, Prosthennops haroldcooki, Prosthennops kernensis, Prosthennops niobrarensis, Prosthennops rex, Prosthennops serus, Prosthennops xiphodonticus, Prosthennops ziegleri

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore