Conohyus simorrensis (Lartet, 1851) (Suidae, Mammalia) from the Middle Miocene of Carpetana (Madrid, Spain)
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Fossil suid remains excavated from Middle Miocene deposits at Carpetana, Madrid, comprise mandibles and isolated teeth of the tetraconodont suid, Conohyus simorrensis (Lartet, 1851). The Carpetana mandible is the most complete specimen known for the genus and throws a great deal of light on the morphology of the anterior dentition. Heavy wear on all the teeth, including deciduous ones in the sample, indicates a diet of abrasive or durable food items such as nuts.
Keywords: Tetraconodontinae, taxonomy, palaeoecology, revision, dento-gnathic.
How to cite: Pickford, M. 2013. Conohyus simorrensis (Lartet, 1851) (Suidae, Mammalia) from the Middle Miocene of Carpetana (Madrid, Spain). Spanish Journal of Palaeontology, 28 (1), 91-102.
Received 26 February 2013, Accepted 2 April 2013, Published 30 June 2013