Archaeopotamus Boisserie 2005 (hippopotamus)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae

Full reference: J.-R. Boisserie. 2005. The phylogeny and taxonomy of Hippopotamidae (Mammalia: Artiodactyla): a review based on morphology and cladistic analysis. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 143:1-26

Parent taxon: Hippopotaminae according to J.-R. Boisserie et al. 2010

See also Boisserie 2005, Boisserie et al. 2011, Boisserie et al. 2005, Orliac et al. 2010 and Weston and Boisserie 2010

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

Subtaxa: Archaeopotamus harvardi Archaeopotamus lothagamensis

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Ecology: amphibious grazer-browser


• Pliocene of Tanzania (9 collections)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1), Ethiopia (1), Kenya (5), Tanzania (3)

• Miocene of Kenya (1), Tanzania (1), the United Arab Emirates (1)

Total: 22 collections including 24 occurrences

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