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Hippopotamus lemerlei Milne Edwards 1868 (hippo)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes - Hippopotamidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83617

Synonym: Hippopotamus leptorhynchus Grandidier and Filhol 1894 (taxon 170149)

Full reference: A. Milne Edwards. 1868. Sur des decouvertes zoologiques faites recemment a Madagascar par M. Alfred Grandidier. Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des seances de l'Academie des Sciences, Paris 67:1156-1167

Belongs to Hippopotamus according to E. Weston and J.-R. Boisserie 2010

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

Type specimens:

  • Hippopotamus lemerlei: Lectotype MNHNIP 1414(1911-12), a skull (skull and mandible). Its type locality is Ambolisatra, which is in a Holocene terrestrial horizon in Madagascar.
  • Hippopotamus leptorhynchus:

Ecology: amphibious grazer-browser