Tapirus (Helicotapirus) Hulbert 2010 (tapir)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

Full reference: R. C. Hulbert. 2010. A new early Pleistocene tapir (Mammalia: Perissodactyla) from Florida, with a review of Blancan tapirs from around the state. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 49(3):67-126

Parent taxon: Tapirus according to R. C. Hulbert 2010

Sister taxa: 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 rondoniensis, Tapirus sanyuanensis, Tapirus simpsoni, Tapirus sinensis, Tapirus terrestris, Tapirus webbi

Subtaxa: Tapirus (Helicotapirus) haysii Tapirus (Helicotapirus) lundeliusi Tapirus (Helicotapirus) veroensis

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Ecology: amphibious browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (77: California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia collections)

• Blancan of United States (13: Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Texas)

Total: 90 collections including 91 occurrences

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