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Neochoerus aesopi Leidy 1853 (caviomorph)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Caviidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 49013

Alternative combinations: Hydrochoerus aesopi, Oromys aesopi

Synonyms: Hydrochoerus holmesi Simpson 1928 (no. 47146), Hydrochoerus robustus Leidy 1886 (no. 47148), Neochoerus robustus Leidy 1886 (no. 49018)

Belongs to Neochoerus according to A. Mones 1991

Sister taxa: Neochoerus pinckneyi, Neochoerus sirasakae

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 19.0 x 11.0

Estimated body mass: 79.8 kg based on m1 length and m1 width