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Platygonus Leconte 1848 (peccary)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae

Synonyms: Euchoerus Leidy 1853, Hyops Leconte 1848, Protochoerus Leconte 1848

Full reference: J. L. Leconte. 1848. American Journal of Science and Arts, second series V:102-106

Parent taxon: Tayassuinae according to M. C. McKenna and S. K. Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Argyrohyus, Brasiliochoerus, Catagonus, Dyseohyus, Egatochoerus, Hesperhys, Mylohyus, Pecari, Sylvochoerus, Tayassu, Waldochoerus

Subtaxa: Platygonus bicalcaratus, Platygonus brachirostris, Platygonus compressus, Platygonus intermedius, Platygonus oregonensis, Platygonus pearcei, Platygonus vetus

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Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer