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Tapirus johnsoni Schultz et al. 1975 (tapir)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 52064

Full reference: C. B. Schultz, L. D. Martin, and R. G. Corner. 1975. Middle and late Cenozoic tapirs from Nebraska. Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 10(1):1-21

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 merriami, Tapirus mesopotamicus, Tapirus olivaresi, Tapirus pinchaque, Tapirus polkensis, Tapirus priscus, Tapirus rondoniensis, Tapirus sanyuanensis, Tapirus simpsoni, Tapirus sinensis, Tapirus terrestris, Tapirus webbi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Steer Creek (Merritt Dam), which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in the Ash Hollow Formation of Nebraska

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 21.3 x 17.8