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Hippopotamus Linnaeus 1758 (hippo)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes - Hippopotamidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42481

Alternative spellings: Hippotamus, Hyppopotamus

Synonym: Trilobophorus Geze 1985 (taxon 170142)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Hippopotaminae according to M. Orliac et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Archaeopotamus, Choeropsis, Chororatherium, Hexaprotodon, Phanourios, Saotherium

Subtaxa: Hippopotamus aethiopicus, Hippopotamus afarensis, Hippopotamus amphibius, Hippopotamus antiquus, 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

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Ecology: amphibious grazer-browser