Hippopotamus protamphibius Arambourg 1944 (hippo)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae

Alternative combination: Hexaprotodon protamphibius

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

See also Coryndon 1977 and Geze 1985

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

Subtaxa: Hexaprotodon protamphibius turkanensis

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Ecology: amphibious grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Chad (1 collection), Ethiopia (2), Kenya (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Kenya (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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