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Wednesday 21 March 2018

Species Sheet

Asian Tapir, Indian Tapir, Malayan Tapir, Malay Tapir

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Classification - Taxonomy

CLASS Mammals
 ORDER  Perissodactyla
  FAMILY   Tapiridae
   SUBFAMILY    Tapirinae
    SUBGENUS     Acrocodia
       LATIN NAME      Tapirus indicus
AUTHOR  Desmarest, 1819
SYNONYMS  Acrocodia indicus - 

Location- Threatened

DISTRIBUTION  Myanmar and Thailand south of 18N, south through Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra (Indonesia). Said to have survived into this Century in S Viet Nam. Recorded approximately 3,000-1,500 years BP from Uttar Pradesh (N India,) and Henan Prov in China,
STATUS  CITES - Appendix I, U.S. ESA and IUCN 1992 : Endangered, IUCN 1996 : Vulnerable - IUCN 2009 : Endangered   A2cd


 Describ subspecies = 2 ; Valid in taxonomy = 2
 Possible listed subspecies =
Tapirus indicus bicolor ?
Tapirus indicus brevetianus
Tapirus indicus indicus
Tapirus indicus malayanus ?
Tapirus indicus sumatranus ?
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Female with small

Adult male

Adult male