Hyotherium was an extinct genus of even-toed ungulates under the Hyotheriinae group (a group that also consists of Chicochoerus, Xenohyus and more) of the Suidae family.It existed during the Miocene in Europe and Perim Island, India.It was named by Von Mayer in 1834.[1]

Temporal range: Miocene
Hyotherium major skull MNHN.jpg
Hyotherium major skull, MNHN
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Subfamily: Hyotheriinae
Genus: Hyotherium
von Meyer, 1834
Type species
Hyotherium soemmeringi
von Meyer, 1834
  • H. meissneri
  • H. major
  • H. shanwangense
  • H. soemmeringi
Hyotherium soemmeringi jaw


  1. ^ Lydekker, R. (1887). "Description of a Jaw of Hyotherium, from the Pliocene of India". Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. 43: 19–99. doi:10.1144/GSL.JGS.1887.043.01-04.05.