Family Tapiridae Gray 1821 (tapir)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

Alternative spelling: Tapirina

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Tapiroidea according to M. W. Colbert 2005

Sister taxa: Deperetellidae, Euryletes, Haagella, Helaletes, Helaletidae, Heptodon, Heptodontidae, Hesperaletes, Thuliadanta

Subtaxa: none

Type: Tapirus

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (3 collections), Bolivia (2), Brazil (13), China (11), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), France (1), Guatemala (1), Indonesia (4), Mexico (1), Panama (1), Peru (3), the United Kingdom (1), United States (114: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia), Uruguay (2), Venezuela (1), Vietnam (2)

• Blancan of Mexico (2), United States (24: California, Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Argentina (1), France (2), Greece (2), Hungary (1), Italy (8), Moldova (1), Romania (5), the Russian Federation (2), Slovakia (4), Spain (1), United States (3: California, Florida, North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of United States (15: Alabama, California, Florida, Nebraska, Tennessee)

• Baodean of China (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Neogene of Slovakia (1)

• Miocene of Austria (2), China (2), France (6), Germany (2), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Italy (1), Poland (1), Slovakia (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (7), Turkey (1), United States (44: California, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wyoming), Vietnam (1)

• Harrisonian of United States (6: Florida, Nebraska, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (3: Oregon, South Dakota)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Kazakhstan (2), Switzerland (1)

• Oligocene of Belgium (1), Canada (1: Saskatchewan), China (1), France (3), Georgia (1), Germany (4), Kazakhstan (1), Switzerland (6), United States (23: Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Kazakhstan (1), North Korea (1)

• Eocene of Canada (7: Saskatchewan), China (9), Japan (4), Kazakhstan (3), Kyrgyzstan (5), Mongolia (7), North Korea (1), Pakistan (1), United States (46: California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 446 collections including 474 occurrences

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