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Merycochoerus Leidy 1858 (oreodont)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42500

Synonym: Paracotylops Matthew 1901 (taxon 49797)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89

Parent taxon: Merycochoerinae according to C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach 1940

Sister taxon: Hypsiops

Subtaxa: Merycochoerus (Brachycrus), Merycochoerus chelydra, Merycochoerus magnus, Merycochoerus matthewi, Merycochoerus pinensis, Merycochoerus proprius

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Type: Merycochoerus proprius

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore