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Hippopotamus laloumena Faure and Guerin 1990 (hippo)

Osteichthyes - Eutheria - Hippopotamidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 170139

Full reference: M. Faure and C. Guerin. 1990. Hippopotamus laloumena nov. sp., la troisieme epece d'hippopotame holocene de Madagascar. Comtes Rendus de la Academie de Science, Paris, Serie II 310:1299-1305

Belongs to Hippopotamus according to Faure and Guerin 1990

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 lemerlei, Hippopotamus madagascariensis, Hippopotamus major, Hippopotamus meltensis, Hippopotamus minor, Hippopotamus protamphibius, Hippopotamus sirensis

Subtaxa: Hippopotamus amphibius standini

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Type specimen: no specimen number listed, a mandible. Its type locality is Fompona, which is in a Holocene terrestrial horizon in Madagascar.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore