Hippopotamus Linnaeus 1758 (hippo)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae

Alternative spellings: Hippotamus, Hyppopotamus

Synonym: Trilobophorus Geze 1985

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

Parent taxon: Hippopotaminae according to M. Orliac et al. 2010

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Boisserie 2005, Boisserie et al. 2011, Boisserie et al. 2005, Burney et al. 2008, Capasso Barbato and Gliozzi 1995, Carroll 1988, Gray 1825, Hooijer 1952, Linnaeus 1758, McKenna and Bell 1997, Owen 1848, Stuenes 1989, Thewissen et al. 2001 and Weston and Boisserie 2010

Sister taxa: Archaeopotamus, Choeropsis, Chororatherium, Hexaprotodon, Phanourios, Saotherium

Subtaxa: Hippopotamus aethiopicus Hippopotamus afarensis Hippopotamus amphibius Hippopotamus antiquus Hippopotamus behemoth Hippopotamus coryndonae Hippopotamus creutzburgi Hippopotamus gorgops Hippopotamus kaisensis Hippopotamus karumensis Hippopotamus laloumena Hippopotamus lemerlei Hippopotamus madagascariensis Hippopotamus major Hippopotamus meltensis Hippopotamus minor Hippopotamus protamphibius Hippopotamus sirensis

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Ecology: amphibious grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Algeria (2 collections), the Congo-Kinshasa (8), Cote D'Ivoire (1), Croatia (2), Cyprus (1), Djibouti (5), Egypt (33), Eritrea (2), Ethiopia (45), France (8), Georgia (1), Germany (6), Greece (10), Hungary (2), India (2), Israel (7), Italy (13), Kenya (61), Madagascar (7), Malta (1), Morocco (4), Niger (3), Portugal (1), Rwanda (1), Slovenia (1), South Africa (23), Spain (8), Sudan (5), Syria (1), Tanzania (22), Turkey (2), the United Kingdom (48), Zambia (1)

• Pliocene to Holocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (2), Djibouti (1), Ethiopia (2), France (1), Greece (1), Kenya (24), Malawi (1), South Africa (1), Uganda (2)

• Pliocene of Chad (1), Egypt (1), Ethiopia (9), Kenya (7), Malawi (1), Moldova (1), Romania (1), South Africa (1), Uganda (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Kenya (2), South Africa (3), Uganda (2)

• Miocene of Egypt (1), Kenya (3)

Total: 407 collections including 462 occurrences

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