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Family Tapiridae Gray 1821 (tapir)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 43129

Alternative spelling: Tapirina

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Tapiroidea according to M. W. Colbert 2005

Sister taxa: Deperetellidae, Euryletes, Haagella, Helaletes, Helaletidae, Heptodon, Heptodontidae, Hesperaletes, Thuliadanta

Subtaxa: Colodon, Dilophodon, Eotapirus, Heteraletes, Miotapirus, Nexuotapirus, Palaeotapirus, Paratapirus, Plesiocolopirus, Plesiotapirus, Protapirus, Tapiravus, Tapirella, Tapirinae, Tapiriscus, Tapirus, Teleolophus

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Ecology: ground dwelling browser