Kenyapotamus Pickford 1983 (hippopotamus)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae

Synonym: Palaeopotamus Pickford 2007

Full reference: M. Pickford. 1983. On the origins of Hippopotamidae together with descriptions of two new species, a new genus and a new subfamily from the Miocene of Kenya. GĂ©obios 16(2):193-217

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

See also Boisserie et al. 2011, Boisserie et al. 2005, Boisserie et al. 2010, McKenna and Bell 1997, Pickford 1983, Pickford 2007 and Weston and Boisserie 2010

Sister taxa: Kulutherium, Morotochoerus

Subtaxa: Kenyapotamus coryndonae Kenyapotamus ternani

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Ecology: amphibious grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of Ethiopia (1 collection), Kenya (3), Tunisia (3)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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