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Tapirus polkensis Olsen 1960 (tapir)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 52067

Alternative combination: Tapiravus polkensis

Full reference: S. J. Olsen. 1960. Age and faunal relationships of Tapiravus remains from Florida. Journal of Paleontology 34(1):164-167

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

Type specimen: FGS V-5941, a tooth (upper left P4). Its type locality is Agrico Pierce Mine, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in Florida.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 17.0 x 22.0, m1 18.1 x 14.5, m2 19.0 x 12.5, m3 17.3 x 13.0