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Pygmy Hippopotamus
Choeropsis liberiensis (Morton, 1844)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Hippopotamidae »  genus Choeropsis - pygmy hippopotamuses

Scientific synonyms

Hippopotamus liberiensis Morton, 1844 o
Hexaprotodon liberiensis (Morton, 1844)
Coeropis liberiensis (misspelling) m
Choreopsis liberiensis (misspelling) m

Type taxon of:Choeropsis Leidy, 1853 (Hippopotamus liberiensis Morton, 1844)
Endangered EN


juvenile animal

Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Choeropsis liberiensis heslopi Corbet, 1969 - Nigerian pygmy hippopotamus
subspecies Choeropsis liberiensis liberiensis (Morton, 1844) - Western pygmy hippopotamus

Choeropsis liberiensis liberiensis

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [10032]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Choeropsis liberiensis (Morton, 1849)]
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) [] [as Hexaprotodon liberiensis Morton, 1849]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [193:zwergflusspferd]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Hexaprotodon liberiensis (Morton, 1849]

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m misspelling

species extinct in area described by check-list

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