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Protapirus gromovae Biryukov 1972 (tapir)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 345383

Belongs to Protapirus according to Biryukov 1972

Sister taxa: Protapirus aginensis, Protapirus bavaricus, Protapirus douvillei, Protapirus obliquidens, Protapirus priscus, Protapirus simplex

Type specimen: IZ AN KazSSR 1055-21/48-T, a tooth. Its type locality is Ashut river ravine, which is in an Oligocene/Miocene terrestrial horizon in Kazakhstan.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore