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Ustatochoerus major Leidy 1858 (oreodont)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 52620

Alternative combinations: Merychyus major, Metoreodon major

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

Belongs to Ustatochoerus according to M. S. Stevens and J. B. Stevens 2007

Sister taxa: Ustatochoerus californicus, Ustatochoerus compressidens, Ustatochoerus leptoscelos, Ustatochoerus medius, Ustatochoerus profectus, Ustatochoerus schrammi, Ustatochoerus skinneri

Subtaxa: Merychyus major major

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Type specimen: NM 439, a maxilla (Partial right maxilla with P3-M3)

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore