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Platygonus Leconte 1848 (peccary)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42437

Synonyms: Antaodon Ameghino 1886 (no. 147309), 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. Notice of five new species of fossil Mammalia from Illinois. American Journal of Science and Arts 5:102-106

Parent taxon: Platygonini according to R. P. Dutra et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Macrogenis, Mylohyus, Protherohyus, Skinnerhyus

Subtaxa: Antaodon cinctus, 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 setiger, Platygonus striatus, Platygonus vetus

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Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer