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Tapirus (Helicotapirus) veroensis

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

Taxonomy
Tapirus veroensis was named by Sellards (1918). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Vero, which is in a Pleistocene channel sandstone/sandstone in Florida.

It was recombined as Tapirus (Helicotapirus) veroensis by Hulbert (2010).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1918Tapirus veroensis Sellards
1921Tapirus tennesseae Hay p. 88 figs. Plate 3, figs. 4-11
1929Tapirus veroensis sellardsi Simpson
1940Tapirus tennesseae Olson p. 53
1940Tapirus veroensis Olson p. 53
1940Tapirus veroensis sellardsi Olson p. 53
1945Tapirus excelsus Simpson
1966Tapirus veroensis Slaughter p. 88
1980Tapirus veroensis Kurten and Anderson p. 293
2002Tapirus veroensis Czaplewski et al. p. 103
2007Tapirus veroensis Ferrero and Noriega p. 508
2010Tapirus (Helicotapirus) veroensis Hulbert p. 78
2018Tapirus veroensis Eshelman et al. p. 9

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
orderPerissodactyla()
Tapiromorpha(Haeckel 1873)
Ceratomorpha(Wood 1937)
superfamilyTapiroideaGill 1872
familyTapiridae
genusTapirus
subgenusHelicotapirus
speciesveroensis(Sellards 1918)

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.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
O. P. Hay 1921 (Tapirus tennesseae)Size probably smaller than in T. terrestris. Parastyle feeble, no tubercles at ends of valleys of lower teeth