Mylohyus fossilis Leidy, 1860

Fossil peccary, Long-nosed peccary (as M. nasutus)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Mylohyus gidleyi Simpson, 1929; Mylohyus nasutus Leidy, 1868


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



North America


Biology & Ecology










Bradham, Jennifer L., Desantis, Larisa R. G., Jorge, Maria Luisa S. P. and Keurighlian, Alexine. (2018). Dietary variability of extinct tayassuids and modern white-lipped peccaries (Tayassu pecari) as inferred from dental microwear and stable isotope analysis. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. [Abstract]

Hemmings, E. T. (1982). Vertebrate Fossils from Recent Red River Point Bars and Channel Bar Deposits in the Great Bend Region. Contr. Archeol. Great Bend Region 22: 30-38.

Leidy, J. (1868). Notice of some remains of extinct pachyderms. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 20: 230-233.

Nye, A. S. (2007). Pleistocene Peccaries from Guy Wilson Cave, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2115.

Prothero, Donald R. (2021). The systematics of North American peccaries (Mammalia: Artiodactyla: Tayassuidae), pp. 1-76. In: In: Lucas, Spences G. and Sullivan, Robert M. (eds). New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Bulletin 85. Alburquerque, New Mexico.

Schubert, Blaine W. (1999). A terminal Pleistocene amphibian, reptile, and mammalian fauna, Little Beaver Cave, Missouri, U.S.A. Abstracts from the 6th CAVEPS, Perth, 7-11 July, 1997. In: Baynes, Alexander and Long, John A. (eds.). Papers in vertebrate palaeontology. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 57: 416.

Simpson, George Gaylord. (1929). Pleistocene mammalian fauna of the Seminole Field, Pinellas County, Florida. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 56: 561-599.


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