Tapirus polkensis Olsen 1960 (tapir)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

Alternative combination: Tapiravus polkensis

Full reference: S. J. Olsen. 1960. Age and faunal relationships of Tapiravus remains from Florida. Journal of Paleontology 34(1):164-167

Belongs to Tapirus according to R. C. Hulbert 2010

See also Alroy 2002, Ferrero and Noriega 2007, Hulbert et al. 2009, Olsen 1960 and Schoch 1984

Sister taxa: Tapirus (Helicotapirus), Tapirus (Megatapirus), Tapirus (Tapiralum), Tapirus antiquus, Tapirus arvernensis, Tapirus bairdii, Tapirus balkanicus, Tapirus indicus, Tapirus johnsoni, Tapirus merriami, Tapirus mesopotamicus, Tapirus olivaresi, Tapirus pinchaque, Tapirus priscus, Tapirus rondoniensis, Tapirus sanyuanensis, Tapirus simpsoni, Tapirus sinensis, Tapirus terrestris, Tapirus webbi

Type specimen: FGS V-5941, a tooth (upper left P4). Its type locality is Agrico Pierce Mine, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in Florida.

Ecology: amphibious browser

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida collection)

• Hemphillian of United States (6: Florida, Tennessee)

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

• Miocene of United States (4: Florida, Nebraska)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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