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PalaeovertebrataVol. 06, Fasc. 1-2:55-85. 1974
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Les Tayassuidés des phosphorites du Quercy
Léonard GinsburgKeywords: Quercy phosphorites; Tayassuidae
Cite this article: Ginsburg L., 1974. Les Tayassuidés des phosphorites du Quercy. Palaeovertebrata 6 (1-2): 55-85.
Revision of the Tayassuidae from the old collections of the Quercy leads to interesting facts about taxonomic and phylogenetic problems. It could not have been well done without constant comparison with contemporaneous Tayassuidae from stratiﬁed series, as well as with European Miocene Tayassuidae and Hyotheriinae. The result is that only three species are present in the Phosphorites of Quercy: Doliochoerus quercyi FiLHOL (represented by two sub-species: the older, D. quercyi quercyi and the more recent, D. quercyi aquensis), Palaeochoerus gergorianus CROIZET et BLAINVILLE and Palaeochoerus purillus nov. sp. The two former species disappeared with Stampian time, while the third is the direct ancestor of the Aquitanian Palaeochoerus typus POMEL, which became extinct before the beginning of Burdigalian.
Published in Vol. 06, Fasc. 1-2 (1974)