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Homo erectusPleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia$
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W. Henry Gilbert

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520251205

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520251205.001.0001

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Suidae

Suidae

Chapter:
(p.231) 11 Suidae
Source:
Homo erectus
Author(s):

W. Henry Gilbert

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520251205.003.0011

The taxonomic group Suina includes Suidae (pigs) and Tayassuidae (peccaries). The first well-established suids were present in Eurasia by the early Miocene. Numerous forms are known, among them Tetraconodontinae and Suinae. This chapter examines the assemblage of African suid fossils found in the Daka Member. Specimens include three nearly complete crania, several more fragmentary crania, and numerous dental specimens. These fossils comprise samples of Kolpochoerus majus, Kolpochoerus olduvaiensis, Metridiochoerus compactus, Metridiochoerus modestus, and Phacochoerus.

Keywords:   Suina, Suidae, pigs, Tetraconodontinae, Suinae, Kolpochoerus majus, Kolpochoerus olduvaiensis, Metridiochoerus compactus, Metridiochoerus modestus, Phacochoerus

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