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Tapirus augustus Matthew & Granger

Giant Tapir (Tapirus augustus)

The Giant Tapir inhabited parts of China and probably also additional regions of Asia, it is mainly a Pleistocene species that very probably survived into the early Holocene.

The species was the largest known member of its family, it reached a length of over 2 to 3,5 m and a shoulder height of about 0,9 to 1,5 m


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edited: 07.05.2021