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Pygmy Tapir
Pygmy Tapir (wm)
Restoration of Tapirus polkensis
Information
Range North America
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Perissodactyla
Family Tapiridae
Genus Tapirus
Species T. polkensis
Conservation Status
EXSpecies
Extinct

the Pygmy tapir, (Tapirus polkensis), was a small prehistoric tapir that lived in North America during the Late Miocene and early Pliocene. T. polkensis may lived in swamps, where it would have been preyed on by ancestors of modern American crocodiles. It was smaller than any extant tapir, with an estimated mass of around 125 kg (280 lb). Lowland Streaked Tenrec

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