Archaeopotamus harvardi Coryndon 1977 (hippopotamus)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae

Alternative combination: Hexaprotodon harvardi

Full reference: S. C. Coryndon. 1977. The taxonomy and nomenclature of the Hippopotamidae (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) and a description of two new fossil species II. A description of two new species of Hexaprotodon. Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen 80(2):72-88

Belongs to Archaeopotamus according to E. Weston and J.-R. Boisserie 2010

See also Boisserie 2005 and Coryndon 1977

Sister taxon: Archaeopotamus lothagamensis

Type specimen: NMK 57-67K, a partial skull

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 each including a single occurrence

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