Hexaprotodon mingoz Boisserie et al. 2003 (pygmy hippo)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Hippopotamidae

Full reference: J.-R. Boisserie, M. Brunet, L. Andossa and P. Vignaud. 2003. Hippopotamids from the Djurab Pliocene faunas, Chad, Central Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences 36:15-27

Belongs to Hexaprotodon according to J.-R. Boisserie et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Hexaprotodon bruneti, Hexaprotodon coryndoni, Hexaprotodon crusafonti, Hexaprotodon dissimilis, Hexaprotodon dulu, Hexaprotodon garyam, Hexaprotodon hipponensis, Hexaprotodon imaguncula, Hexaprotodon iravticus, Hexaprotodon namadicus, Hexaprotodon palaeindicus, Hexaprotodon pantanellii, Hexaprotodon primaevus, Hexaprotodon sahabiensis, Hexaprotodon shungurensis, Hexaprotodon siculus, Hexaprotodon sivalensis

Type specimen: KL09-98-049. Its type locality is Kolle, which is in a Zanclean fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in Chad.

Ecology: amphibious grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Chad (1 collection)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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