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Hippopotamus afarensis Geze 1985 (hippo)

Osteichthyes - Hippopotamoidea - Hippopotamidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 170143

Alternative combination: Trilobophorus afarensis

Full reference: R. Geze. 1985. Repartition paleoecologique et relations phylogenetiques des Hippopotamidae (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) du Neogene d'Afrique orientale. Environment des hominides au Plio-Pleistocene 81-100

Belongs to Hippopotamus according to E. Weston and J.-R. Boisserie 2010

Sister taxa: Hippopotamus (Tetraprotodon), Hippopotamus aethiopicus, Hippopotamus amphibius, Hippopotamus antiquus, Hippopotamus behemoth, Hippopotamus coryndonae, Hippopotamus creutzburgi, Hippopotamus gorgops, Hippopotamus kaisensis, Hippopotamus karumensis, Hippopotamus laloumena, Hippopotamus lemerlei, Hippopotamus madagascariensis, Hippopotamus major, Hippopotamus meltensis, Hippopotamus minor, Hippopotamus protamphibius, Hippopotamus sirensis

Type specimen: AL 74-20, a partial skull (calvarium). Its type locality is Hadar - SH General, which is in a Piacenzian fluvial-lacustrine horizon in the Hadar Formation of Ethiopia.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore