Hippopotamus creutzburgi creutzburgi Boekschoten & Sondaar, 1966

Cretan dwarf hippo(potamus)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hippopotamus creutzburgi Boekschoten & Sondaar, 1966

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Crete, Greece

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Boekschoten, G. J. and Sondaar, P. Y. (1966). The Pleistocene of the Katharo basin (Crete) and its Hippopotamus. Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde 36: 17-44.

 

Other references:

Alcover, Josep Antoni et al. (1998). Mammal Species of the World: Additional Data on Insular Mammals. American Museum Novitates 3248, 29 pp., 1 table.

Kafousias, P. and Liakopoulou, D. (2017). Os petrosum external morphology of the endemic [i]Hippopotamus creutburgi[/i] from the island of Crete, Greece, pp 112. In: Book of Abstracts of the 15th Congress of the RCMNS (Regional Committee on Mediterranean Neogene Stratigraphy), entitled “Exploring a “physical laboratory”: the Mediterranean Basin”, Crown Plaza Hotel, Athens, Greece, September 3-6, 2017.

Kuss, S. E. (1975). Hippopotamus creutzburgi parvus n. ssp., ein pleistozänes Zwergflusspferd von der Insel Kreta. Ber. Naturf. Ges. Freiburg i. Br. 65:5-23.

Marra, Antonella Cinzia. (2005). Pleistocene Hippopotamuses of Mediterranean islands: looking for ancestors. InALcoVER, J.A. & BOVER, P. (eds.): Proceedings of the International Symposium "Insular VertebrateEvolution: thePalaeontological Approach': Monografies de la Societatd'Història Natural de les Balears 12: 193-204.

Petronio, C. (1995). Note on the taxonomy of Pleistocene hippopotamuses. Ibex J.M.E. 3: 53-55.

Spaan, A. (1996). Hippopotamus creutzburgi: the case of the Cretan Hippopotamus. In: Reese, D.S. (Ed.), Pleistocene and Holocene Fauna of Crete and Its First Settlers. Monograph in World Archaeology, Vol. 28. Prehistory Press, Madison, WI, pp. 99-111.

Spaan, A., Sondaar, P. Y. and Hartman, W. (1994).The structure of the evolutionary process. Geobios 27: 385-390.

 

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