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genus

Tapirs
Tapirus Brisson, 1762

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Perissodactyla - odd-toed ungulates »  family Tapiridae - tapirs

Scientific synonyms

Acrocodia Goldman, 1813
Rhinochoerus Wagler, 1830
Tapir Blümenbach, 1779

Type taxon:Tapirus tapirus Brisson, 1762

Included taxa

Number of records: 17

species Tapirus bairdii (Gill, 1865) - Baird's Tapir

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species Tapirus indicus Desmarest, 1819 - Malayan Tapir

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species Tapirus kabomani Cozzuol, Clozato, Holanda, Rodrigues, Nienow, de Thoisy, Redondo & Santos, 2013 - Little Black Tapir
species Tapirus pinchaque (Roulin, 1829) - Mountain Tapir

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species Tapirus terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758) - South American Tapir

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Fossil taxa

species Tapirus arvernensis Croizet & Joubert, 1828
species Tapirus californicus Merriam, 1912
Quaternary: Lower Pleistocene – Upper Pleistocene

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species Tapirus greslebini Rusconi, 1954
species Tapirus haysii Leidy, 1860
Quaternary: Lower Pleistocene – Upper Pleistocene
species Tapirus johnsoni Schultz, Martin & Corner, 1975
Tertiary: Middle Miocene
species Tapirus merriami Frick, 1921
Quaternary: Lower Pleistocene – Upper Pleistocene

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species Tapirus polkensis Olsen, 1860
Tertiary: Lower Miocene – Upper Miocene
species Tapirus priscus (Kaup, 1833)
species Tapirus sanyuanensis Huang & Fang, 1991
Tertiary: Piacenzian – Quaternary: Lower Pleistocene
species Tapirus simpsoni Schultz, Martin & Corner, 1975
Tertiary: Upper Miocene
species Tapirus sinensis Owen, 1870
Tertiary: Middle Pliocene – Quaternary: Lower Pleistocene
species Tapirus veroensis Sellards, 1918
Quaternary: Chibanian – Upper Pleistocene

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1303166]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Tapirus Brisson, 1762]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019

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Explanations

extinct taxon