Hippopotamus gorgops Dietrich 1928 (hippo)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae

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

See also Boisserie 2005, Coryndon 1977, Faure 1986 and Petronio 1995

Sister taxa: Hippopotamus aethiopicus, Hippopotamus afarensis, Hippopotamus amphibius, Hippopotamus antiquus, Hippopotamus behemoth, Hippopotamus coryndonae, Hippopotamus creutzburgi, Hippopotamus kaisensis, Hippopotamus karumensis, Hippopotamus laloumena, Hippopotamus lemerlei, Hippopotamus madagascariensis, Hippopotamus major, Hippopotamus meltensis, Hippopotamus minor, Hippopotamus protamphibius, Hippopotamus sirensis

Ecology: amphibious grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Djibouti (1 collection), Eritrea (1), Ethiopia (1), Israel (1), Kenya (26), Tanzania (18)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Djibouti (1), Kenya (14), Uganda (1)

Total: 65 collections each including a single occurrence

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