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Hippopotamus antiquus Desmarest 1822 (hippo)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes - Hippopotamidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83621

Alternative combination: Hippopotamus (Tetraprotodon) antiquus

Synonym: Hippopotamus tiberinus Mazza 1991 (taxon 162473)

Belongs to Hippopotamus according to S. C. Coryndon 1977

Sister taxa: Hippopotamus (Tetraprotodon), Hippopotamus aethiopicus, Hippopotamus afarensis, Hippopotamus amphibius, Hippopotamus behemoth, Hippopotamus coryndonae, Hippopotamus creutzburgi, Hippopotamus gorgops, Hippopotamus kaisensis, Hippopotamus karumensis, Hippopotamus laloumena, Hippopotamus lemerlei, Hippopotamus madagascariensis, Hippopotamus major, Hippopotamus meltensis, Hippopotamus minor, Hippopotamus protamphibius, Hippopotamus sirensis

Type specimens:

  • Hippopotamus antiquus: 1
  • Hippopotamus tiberinus:

Ecology: amphibious grazer-browser