Careful study of fossil bone or tooth anatomy yields much exact information about placement and strength of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels. In rare cases, skin and hair impressions or actual skin or hair is preserved. Body weight is more difficult to gauge because fat leaves no impression on the skeleton.
|Estimated Body Weight||about 33% larger than modern capybara which weighs 48.9 kg (108 lb)
|Estimated Head/Body Length||around 180 cm (6 ft)|
|Tail Length||Capybaras have vestigal tails.|
In modern capybara males and females are about the same size, although males are more robust.
Neochoerus like all members of its subfamily has a 4th molar as long as the other three. (Macdonald & Herrera 2001)
Kurtén and Anderson (1980)
Macdonald & Herrera (2001)
Mones & Ojasti (1986)