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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Species Sheet


Brazilian Tapir, Lowland Tapir, South American Tapir

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Classification - Taxonomy

CLASS Mammals
 ORDER  Perissodactyla
  FAMILY   Tapiridae
   SUBFAMILY    Tapirinae
    SUBGENUS     Tapirus
       LATIN NAME      Tapirus terrestris
AUTHOR  (Linnaeus, 1758)
SYNONYMS  Tapirus americanus - Hippopotamus terrestris - 
HISTORIC  
NOTES  

Location- Threatened

DISTRIBUTION  Venezuela and Colombia south to Southwestern Brazil and Southeastern Brazil, Northern Argentina and Paraguay, east of the Andes, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Guianas (Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam)
STATUS  CITES - Appendix II, U.S. ESA - Endangered., IUCN 1996 : Lower Risk - IUCN 2009 : Vulnerable   A2cde+3cde

SUBSPECIES

 Describ subspecies = 5 ; Valid in taxonomy = 4 ou 5
 Possible listed subspecies =
19
Tapirus terrestris aenigmaticus
Tapirus terrestris americanus ?
Tapirus terrestris anta ?
Tapirus terrestris anulipes ?
Tapirus terrestris brasiliensis ?
Tapirus terrestris colombianus
Tapirus terrestris ecuadorensis ?
Tapirus terrestris guianae ?
Tapirus terrestris laurillardi ?
Tapirus terrestris maypuri ?
Tapirus terrestris mexianae ?
Tapirus terrestris peruvianus ?
Tapirus terrestris roulini ?
Tapirus terrestris rufus ?
Tapirus terrestris sabatyra ?
Tapirus terrestris spegazzinii
Tapirus terrestris suillus ?
Tapirus terrestris tapir ?
Tapirus terrestris terrestris
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Female with young


Male