Platygonus vetus Leidy, 1882



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Platygonus intermediatus Gidley, 1921


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Leidy, J. (1882). On an extinct peccary. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 34(3):301-302


Other references:

R. G. Dundas, R. B. Smith, and K. L. Verosub. (1996). The Fairmead Landfill Locality (Pleistocene, Irvingtonian), Madera County, California: preliminary report and significance. PaleoBios 17(2-4): 50-58.

Matthew, W. D. (1902). List of the Pleistocene fauna from Hay Springs, Nebraska. Bulletin of the AMNH 16: 317-322.

P. W. Parmalee, P. J. Munson, and J. E. Guilday. (1978). The Pleistocene mammalian fauna of Harrodsburg Crevice, Monroe County, Indiana. NSS Bulletin 40: 64-75.

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.


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