Tapirus (Helicotapirus) haysii Leidy 1860 (tapir)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

Alternative combination: Tapirus haysii

Synonym: Tapirus copei Simpson 1945

Belongs to Tapirus (Helicotapirus) according to R. C. Hulbert 2010

See also Colbert and Schoch 1998, Dalquest and Schultz 1992, Ferrero and Noriega 2007, Hulbert 1995, Jefferson 1989, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1860, Olson 1940, Ray and Sanders 1984 and Slaughter 1966

Sister taxa: Tapirus (Helicotapirus) lundeliusi, Tapirus (Helicotapirus) veroensis

Subtaxa: Tapirus haysii californicus

View classification

Ecology: amphibious browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (35: California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia collections)

• Blancan of United States (3: Colorado, New Mexico, Texas)

Total: 38 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.