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South American Tapir
Tapirus terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Hippopotamus terrestris Linnaeus, 1758 o
Tapirus tapirus Brisson, 1762

Other names

= Brazilian Tapir
= Lowland Tapir

Type taxon of:Tapirus Brisson, 1762 (Tapirus tapirus Brisson, 1762)
Vulnerable

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skull

Tapirus terrestris - South American Tapir

Author: Ivo Antušek

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Amblyomma coelebs Neumann, 1899, Amblyomma incisum Neumann, 1906

Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Tapirus terrestris aenigmaticus Gray, 1872
subspecies Tapirus terrestris colombianus Hershkovitz, 1954

Tapirus terrestris colombianus - 000000000111000

subspecies Tapirus terrestris spegazzinii Amhegino, 1916
subspecies Tapirus terrestris terrestris Linnaeus, 1758

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [21474]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Tapirus terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Tapirus terrestris Linnaeus, 1758]
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 terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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