Name: Brachyhyops
Phonetic: Brak-hy-hy-ops.
Named By: Colbert‭ ‬-‭ ‬1937.
Synonyms: Dyscritochoerus.‭ ‬Possibly also Eoentelodon.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Artiodactyla,‭ ‬Entelodontidae.
Species: B.‭ ‬wyomingensis‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ B. neimonngoliensis, B. trofimovi, ‬B.‭ ‬viensis.
Diet: Omnivore‭?
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: North America and possibly parts of Asia.
Time period: Lutetian to Bartonian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Several specimens

       Brachyhyops was an early entelodont that roamed across North America long before the emergence of large entelodonts such as Daeodon.‭ ‬There is some confusion about Brachyhyops however regarding another genus called Eoentelodon from Asia.‭ ‬In‭ ‬2004‭ ‬Eoentelodon was found to the same genus as Brachyhyops in a study by Lucas and Emry,‭ ‬however a counter to this idea came in‭ ‬2007‭ ‬when I.‭ ‬Vislobokova found Eoentelodon to be different.‭ ‬Researchers are currently split as to which theory is correct,‭ ‬something that adds to the confusion to the validity of Eoentelodon,‭ ‬as well as the amount of fossils that can be attributed to Brachyhyops.

Further reading
- Brachyhyops, a new bunodont artiodactyls from Beaver Divide, Wyoming: Annals of the Carnegie Museum. Vol. 27. 87-108. - E. H. Colbert - 1938.
- The entelodont Brachyhyops (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from the upper Eocene of Flagstaff Rim, Wyoming. - New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin, no. 26, p. 97-100. - S. G. Lucas & R. J. Emry - 2004.
- The Entelodontid Artiodactyl Fauna from the Eocene Ergilin Dzo Formation of Mongolia with Comments on Brachyhyops and the Khoer Dzan Locality. - Paleontological Research, 15(4):258-268. - T. Tsubamoto, M. Saneyoshi, M. Watabe, K. Tsogbataar & B. Mainbayar - 2011.


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