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Tapirus Brisson 1762 (tapir)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43137

Synonyms: Acrocodia Goldman 1913 (no. 237888), Cinchacus Gray 1873 (no. 321814), Pinchacus Hershkovitz 1954 (no. 321813), Rhinochoerus Wagler 1830 (no. 321816), Syspotamus Billberg 1827 (no. 321815), Tapir Blumenbach 1799 (no. 233513), Tapyra Liais 1872 (no. 321817)

Full reference: M. J. Brisson. 1762. Regnum Animale in classes IX distributum, sive synopsis methodica, Ed. 2

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

Sister taxa: Colodon, Dilophodon, Eotapirus, Heteraletes, Miotapirus, Nexuotapirus, Palaeotapirus, Paratapirus, Plesiocolopirus, Plesiotapirus, Protapirus, Tapiravus, Tapirella, Tapiriscus, Teleolophus

Subtaxa: Tapirus (Helicotapirus), Tapirus (Megatapirus), Tapirus (Tapiralum), Tapirus antiquus, Tapirus arvernensis, Tapirus bairdii, Tapirus balkanicus, Tapirus indicus, Tapirus johnsoni, Tapirus merriami, Tapirus mesopotamicus, Tapirus olivaresi, Tapirus pinchaque, Tapirus polkensis, Tapirus priscus, Tapirus sanyuanensis, Tapirus simpsoni, Tapirus sinensis, Tapirus terrestris, Tapirus webbi

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Type: Elasmognathus bairdii

Ecology: amphibious browser