Taxon profile


Malayan Tapir
Tapirus indicus Desmarest, 1819

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

Scientific synonyms

Acrocodia indica (Desmarest, 1819)
Hydrochoerus sumatrensis Gray, 1821
Tapirus bicolor Wagner, 1835
Tapirus indicus indicus Desmarest, 1819
Tapirus indicus intermedius Hooijer, 1947
Tapirus malayanus Raffles, 1821

Other names

= Asian Tapir
= Malay Tapir



juvenile animal

Taxon in country check-lists


Intertaxon relationships

predator: Panthera tigris corbetti Mazák, 1968 - Indochinese Tiger, Panthera tigris sumatrae Pocock, 1929 - Sumatran Tiger, Panthera tigris tigris (Linnaeus, 1758) - Bengal Tiger

Links and literature

EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Tapirus indicus Desmarest, 1819]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Tapirus indicus Desmarest, 1819]

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