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1 March 2002 NEW FOSSIL SUIDAE FROM SHANWANG, SHANDONG, CHINA
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The late Early Miocene locality of Shanwang, China is known for its rich and well preserved fossils. Here new suid material is described and previously published material is revised. Hyotherium shanwangense, sp. nov. is described based on a partial skull and includes the M3 from the site that was previously assigned to Palaeochoerus cf. pascoei. A right lower jaw is referred to Sinapriculus linquensis, gen. et sp. nov., a primitive suid. The type material of Hyotherium penisulus is assigned to Listriodontinae. The Chinese Hyotherium seems to lie close to the ancestry of tetraconodonts. The more primitive suid Sinapriculus linquensis may represent a survival of an earlier suid radiation in East Asia and the Shanwang suid community as a whole could be seen as a sample of a previously unsuspected East Asian early suid diversity. Such a view would be concordant with the record of late Eocene and early Oligocene suoids from China and Thailand.

LIU LIPING, MIKAEL FORTELIUS, and MARTIN PICKFORD "NEW FOSSIL SUIDAE FROM SHANWANG, SHANDONG, CHINA," Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(1), 152-163, (1 March 2002). https://doi.org/10.1671/0272-4634(2002)022[0152:NFSFSS]2.0.CO;2
Received: 5 January 2000; Accepted: 30 January 2001; Published: 1 March 2002
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