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Tapirus (Helicotapirus) lundeliusi Hulbert 2010 (tapir)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 171531

Full reference: R. C. Hulbert. 2010. A new early Pleistocene tapir (Mammalia: Perissodactyla) from Florida, with a review of Blancan tapirs from around the state. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 49(3):67-126

Belongs to Tapirus (Helicotapirus) according to R. C. Hulbert 2010

Sister taxa: Tapirus (Helicotapirus) haysii, Tapirus (Helicotapirus) veroensis

Type specimen: UF 160715, a partial skeleton (partial young adult skeleton with cranium, mandible, vertebrae, ribs, sternebrae, and fore- and hindlimb elements). Its type locality is Haile 7C, which is in a Blancan/Irvingtonian terrestrial horizon in Florida.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P1 18.3 x 16.1, P2 19.4 x 22.9, P3 19.9 x 24.2, P4 21.1 x 25.5, M1 22.0 x 26.2, M2 24.1 x 27.1, M3 25.2 x 27.3, p2 22.9 x 14.8, p3 20.6 x 16.5, p4 21.4 x 19.0, m1 22.6 x 17.6, m2 24.5 x 18.5, m3 25.6 x 18.3