A New Species of the Suid Genus Kolpochoerus from Ethiopia

  title={A New Species of the Suid Genus Kolpochoerus from Ethiopia},
  author={Antoine Souron and Jean-Renaud Boisserie and Tim D. White},
Although the suid genus Kolpochoerus is well known from the Plio-Pleistocene of Africa, the evolutionary history of one of its constituent species, K. majus, remained obscure until substantial fossil evidence accumulated during the last 20 years, largely from sites in Ethiopia. Here, we describe Kolpochoerus phillipi sp. nov., based on a fairly complete skull and the remains of additional individuals from ∼2.5 Ma deposits at Matabaietu, in the Middle Awash study area of Ethiopia. Based on a… Expand
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