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Tapirus terrestris Linnaeus 1758 (Brazilian tapir)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83610

Alternative combination: Hippopotamus terrestris

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 Tapirus according to B. S. Ferrero and J. I. Noriega 2007

Sister taxa: 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 webbi

Subtaxa: Tapirus terrestris aenigmaticus, Tapirus terrestris colombianus, Tapirus terrestris spegazzinii, Tapirus terrestris terrestris

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 327.0, femur diameter 42.7, humerus length 257.2, humerus diameter 39.2, radius length 207.5, radius diameter 21.7, scapula length 288.0, tibia length 242.4, tibia diameter 34.0, ulna length 280.0

Estimated body mass: 118.9 kg based on femur diameter, femur length, humerus diameter, humerus length, tibia diameter, tibia length, and ulna length