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Platygonus Leconte 1848 (peccary)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42437

Synonyms: Euchoerus Leidy 1853 (no. 119657), Hyops Leconte 1848 (no. 119655), Protochoerus Leconte 1848 (no. 142587), Selenogonus Stirton 1947 (no. 135713)

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

Parent taxon: Tayassuinae according to D. B. Wright 1998

Sister taxa: Argyrohyus, Brasiliochoerus, Catagonus, Dicotyles, Dyseohyus, Macrogenis, Mylohyus, Pecari, Prosthennops, Sylvochoerus, Tayassu, Waldochoerus

Subtaxa: Platygonus bicalcaratus, Platygonus brachirostris, Platygonus chapadmalensis, Platygonus cinctus, Platygonus compressus, Platygonus cumberlandensis, Platygonus intermedius, Platygonus kraglievichi, Platygonus marplatensis, Platygonus narinoensis, Platygonus oregonensis, Platygonus pearcei, Platygonus pollenae, Platygonus scagliae, Platygonus striatus, Platygonus texanus, Platygonus vetus

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Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer