Hippopotamus karumensis Coryndon 1977 (hippo)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae

Alternative combination: Hexaprotodon karumensis

Full reference: S. C. Coryndon. 1977. The taxonomy and nomenclature of the Hippopotamidae (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) and a description of two new fossil species II. A description of two new species of Hexaprotodon. Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen 80(2):72-88

Belongs to Hippopotamus according to Coryndon 1977

See also Coryndon 1977

Sister taxa: Hippopotamus (Tetraprotodon), Hippopotamus aethiopicus, Hippopotamus afarensis, Hippopotamus amphibius, Hippopotamus antiquus, Hippopotamus behemoth, Hippopotamus coryndonae, Hippopotamus creutzburgi, Hippopotamus gorgops, Hippopotamus kaisensis, Hippopotamus laloumena, Hippopotamus lemerlei, Hippopotamus madagascariensis, Hippopotamus major, Hippopotamus meltensis, Hippopotamus minor, Hippopotamus protamphibius, Hippopotamus sirensis

Type specimen: KNM-ER 798, a partial skull

Ecology: amphibious grazer-browser


• Quaternary of Eritrea (1 collection), Kenya (27)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (17)

Total: 45 collections each including a single occurrence

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