Neochoerus pinckneyi Hay, 1923

Pinckney's capybara



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hydrochoerus holmesi Simpson, 1928


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene





Biology & Ecology










Baskin, Jon, Gervais, P. Darrow and Gervais, Camille J. (2020). A Late Pleistocene capybara (Rodentia, Caviidae, Hydrochoerinae) from near Houston, Texas, USA, with a brief review of North American fossil capybaras. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 167(1): 57-68. [Abstract]

Kurtén, Björn and Anderson, Elaine. (1980). Pleistocene Mammals of North America. Columbia University Press, New York.

White, Richard S., Mead, Jim I., Deméré, Thomas A. and Morgan, Gary S. (2022). A new species of Hydrochoerus (Rodentia: Caviidae: Hydrochoerinae) from the Pleistocene of San Diego County, California, USA with remarks on capybara biogeography and dispersal in the Pleistocene of Western North America. Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology 9(1): 131-155. [NB: the author order and title differ at the doi, but the file itself is as referenced here]


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