Hippopotamus laloumena Faure & Guérin, 1990

Malagasy hippo[potamus], Laloumene's hippo[potamus]

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: Holocene (Faure & Guérin, 1990)

IUCN RedList status: Taxonomic validity uncertain

 

Distribution

Madagascar

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Faure, M. and Guérin, C. (1990). Hippopotamus laloumena nov. sp., la troisième espèce d'hippopotame holocène de Madagascar. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences 310: 1299-1305.

 

Other references:

Boisserie, J.-R. (2014). Hippopotamus guldbergi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 25 November 2014.

Burney, D. A., Pigott, B. L., Godfrey, L. R., Jungers, W. L., Goodmane, S. M., Wright, H. T. and Jull, A. J. T. (2004). A chronology for late prehistoric Madagascar. Journal of Human Evolution [2004]: 25-63.

Burney, David A. and Ramilisonina. (1998). The Kilopilopitsofy, Kidoky, and Bokyboky: Accounts of Strange Animals from Belo-sur-mer, Madagascar, and the Megafaunal "Extinction Window". American Anthropologist 100(4): 957-66. [automatic download]

Eltringham, S.K. (1999). The Hippos. Poyser Natural History Series. London: Academic Press.

Faure, M., Guérin, C., Genty, D., Gommery, D. and Ramanivosoa, B. 2010. Le plus ancien hippopotame fossile (Hippopotamus laloumena) de Madagascar (Belobaka, Province de Mahajanga). Comptes Rendus Palevol 9: 155-162.

Samonds, Karen E. et al. (2019). A new late Pleistocene subfossil site (Tsaramody, Sambaina basin, central Madagascar) with implications for the chronology of habitat and megafaunal community change on Madagascar’s Central Highlands. Journal of Quaternary Science 34(6): 379-392. https://doi.org/10.1002/jqs.3096

Weston, Eleanor M. and Lister, Adrian M. (2009). Insular dwarfism in hippos and a model for brain size reduction in Homo floresiensis. Nature 459: 85-88.

 

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