Sinohyus was a genus of ground dwelling omnivorous even toed ungulates that existed in Asia during the Pliocene.[1][2]

Temporal range: 5.332–3.200 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Subfamily: Suinae
Tribe: Hippohyini
Genus: Sinohyus
Koenigswald, 1963
S. minimus
Binomial name
Sinohyus minimus
Koenigswald, 1963

Originally classified in the genus Sus, its teeth were considered distinct enough for it to be placed in its own genus.[3]


  1. ^ "Fossilworks: Sinohyus". Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Sinohyus - Overview - Encyclopedia of Life". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  3. ^ Proceedings Physical Sciences. Ser. B · Volumes 66-67. Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen. Afdeling Natuurkunde. 1963.