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Tapirus webbi Hulbert 2005 (tapir)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 161430

Full reference: R. C. Hulbert. 2005. Late Miocene Tapirus (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) from Florida, with description of a new species, Tapirus webbi. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 45(4):465-494

Belongs to Tapirus according to R. C. Hulbert 2010

Sister taxa: Tapirus (Helicotapirus), Tapirus (Megatapirus), Tapirus (Tapiralum), Tapirus antiquus, Tapirus arvernensis, Tapirus bairdii, Tapirus balkanicus, Tapirus indicus, Tapirus johnsoni, Tapirus merriami, Tapirus mesopotamicus, Tapirus olivaresi, Tapirus pinchaque, Tapirus polkensis, Tapirus priscus, Tapirus rondoniensis, Tapirus sanyuanensis, Tapirus simpsoni, Tapirus sinensis, Tapirus terrestris

Type specimen: UF 11005, a partial skull (partial skull that includes portions of right and left maxillae and nasals; right I1, I3, and P2-P3; and left C and P1-M2). Its type locality is McGehee Farm, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Alachua Formation of Florida.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 23.2 x 17.0