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Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
It was considered a nomen dubium by Simpson (1945).
It was assigned to Tapiroidea by Marsh (1877); to Tapiravini by Schoch (1984); and to Tapiridae by Marsh (1877), Olsen (1960), Carroll (1988), Prothero and Schoch (1989) and Colbert and Schoch (1998).
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If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.
|R. M. Schoch 1984||Medium-sized tapirs (smaller than Tapirus terrestris); dentition similar to that of Tapirus,
but teeth lower-crowned (relatively brachyodont); lower cheek teeth elongated anteroposteriorly; M2_3 trigonids and talonids separated by a deep groove or constriction; maxilla relatively deep as compared to Tapirus; lachrymal processes less prominent than in Tapirus; sulcus on the lateral face of the ascending portion of the maxilla shallower and more constricted than in Tapirus; mandibular symphysis narrow relative to Tapirus.