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Dyseohyus fricki Stock 1937 (peccary)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 45951

Full reference: C. Stock. 1937. A peccary skull from the Barstow Miocene of California. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 23(7):398-404

Belongs to Dyseohyus according to C. Stock 1937

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: CIT 2039, a partial skull (a fragmentary skull and lower jaw with C, deciduous and permanent upper premolars, M1 to M3, and P2-P4., M2 and 3). Its type locality is Barstow (CIT 288), which is in a Barstovian terrestrial horizon in the Barstow Formation of California.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 11.8 x 11.8, M2 13.2 x 14.0, M3 14.2 x 13.6, m1 12.1 x 9.4, m2 13.3 x 11.0, m3 18.6 x 11.4