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Tapirus terrestris terrestris Linnaeus 1758 (Brazilian tapir)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 233519

Synonyms: Hydrochaerus tapir Erxleben 1777 (no. 233512), Tapir americanus Gmelin 1788 (no. 233515), Tapir anta Zimmermann 1780 (no. 233520), Tapir maypuri Roulin 1829 (no. 233517), Tapir suillus Blumenbach 1799 (no. 233514), Tapirus americanus Gmelin 1788 (no. 233530), Tapirus laurillardi Gray 1867 (no. 233518), Tapirus rufus Fischer 1814 (no. 233516), Tapirus sabatyra Liais 1872 (no. 233524), Tapirus tapirus Merriam 1895 (no. 233525)

Belongs to Tapirus terrestris according to M. Padilla and R. C. Dowler 1994

Sister taxa: Tapirus terrestris aenigmaticus, Tapirus terrestris colombianus, Tapirus terrestris spegazzinii

Subtaxa: Tapirus americanus fossilis

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore