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Tapirus (Helicotapirus) veroensis Sellards 1918 (tapir)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 171532

Alternative combination: Tapirus veroensis

Synonyms: Tapirus excelsus Simpson 1945 (no. 52062), Tapirus tennesseae Hay 1921 (no. 52069)

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

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

Subtaxa: Tapirus veroensis sellardsi

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Type specimens:

  • Tapirus (Helicotapirus) veroensis: Its type locality is Vero, which is in a Pleistocene channel sandstone/sandstone in Florida
  • Tapirus excelsus:
  • Tapirus tennesseae: USNM 8949, a set of teeth (Ten teeth).

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P1 18.3 x 15.7, P2 19.1 x 23.3, P3 19.4 x 24.1, P4 19.9 x 26.0, M1 22.8 x 26.7, M2 25.4 x 28.3, M3 25.1 x 29.0, p2 21.4 x 14.3, p3 20.3 x 17.1, p4 21.1 x 18.5, m1 22.7 x 19.1, m2 25.2 x 19.8, m3 24.8 x 19.2, radius 222.2 x 21.0