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Tapirus olivaresi Ubilla 1983 (tapir)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 271970

Full reference: M. Ubilla. 1983. Sobre la presencia de Tapires fósiles en el Uruguay (Mammalia, Perissodactyla, Tapiridae). Revista de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias. Serie Ciencias de la Tierra 1(3):85-102

Belongs to Tapirus according to M. Ubilla 1983

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 pinchaque, Tapirus polkensis, Tapirus priscus, Tapirus rondoniensis, Tapirus sanyuanensis, Tapirus simpsoni, Tapirus sinensis, Tapirus terrestris, Tapirus webbi

Type specimen: MNA-CPO 183, a mandible (Right mandible fragment with m1-m3). Its type locality is A. Miguelete, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial horizon in the Libertad Formation of Uruguay.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore