Temporal range: Pleistocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Caviidae
Subfamily: Hydrochoerinae
Genus: Neochoerus
Hay, 1926

Neochoerus aesopi
Neochoerus dichroplax
Neochoerus pinckneyi
Neochoerus sirasakae
Neochoerus sulcidens
Neochoerus tarijensis

Neochoerus ("new hog") is an extinct genus of rodent closely related to the living capybara. Fossil remains of Neochoerus have been found a.o. in Soatá in Boyacá, Colombia.[1]


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