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Hippopotamus amphibius Linnaeus 1758 (hippo)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes - Hippopotamidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 77338

Synonym: Hippopotamus incognitus Faure 1984 (taxon 162472)

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

Belongs to Hippopotamus according to O. Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Hippopotamus aethiopicus, Hippopotamus afarensis, 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

Ecology: amphibious grazer-browser

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 470.8, femur diameter 53.0, humerus length 379.5, humerus diameter 50.1, radius length 254.9, radius diameter 38.8, scapula 359.9 x 260.0, tibia length 296.8, tibia diameter 66.5, ulna length 330.0

Estimated body mass: 287.1 kg based on femur diameter, femur length, humerus diameter, humerus length, tibia diameter, tibia length, and ulna length