Tapirus (Helicotapirus) veroensis Sellards 1918

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

Alternative combination: Tapirus veroensis

Synonyms: Tapirus excelsus Simpson 1945, Tapirus tennesseae Hay 1920

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

See also Alroy 2002, Colbert and Schoch 1998, Czaplewski et al. 2002, Eshelman et al. 2018, Ferrero and Noriega 2007, Hay 1920, Hulbert 1995, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Olson 1940, Ray and Sanders 1984, Simpson 1941 and Slaughter 1966

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

Subtaxa: Tapirus veroensis sellardsi

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Type specimens:

  • Tapirus (Helicotapirus) veroensis: Its type locality is Vero, which is in a Pleistocene channel sandstone/sandstone in Florida
  • Tapirus excelsus:
  • Tapirus tennesseae: USNM 8949, a set of teeth (Ten teeth).


• Quaternary of United States (44: Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia collections)

Total: 44 collections each including a single occurrence

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