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Promerycochoerus superbus Leidy 1870 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 50832

Alternative combinations: Eporeodon superbus, Eucrotaphus superbus, Merycochoerus superbus, Oreodon superbus, Paracotylops superbus

Synonym: Merycochoerus temporalis Bettany 1876 (taxon 48270)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1870. [Abstract of remarks made before a meeting of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, October 18th, 1870]. 22(3):111-113

Belongs to Promerycochoerus according to C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach 1949

Sister taxa: Promerycochoerus (Desmatochoerus), Promerycochoerus (Parapromerycochoerus), Promerycochoerus (Pseudopromerycochoerus), Promerycochoerus carrikeri, Promerycochoerus chelydra, Promerycochoerus latidens

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M3 31.2 x 23.8, m1 21.0 x 14.5