Hippopotamus madagascariensis Guldberg, 1883

Madagascan dwarf hippopotamus, Madagascan pygmy hippo, Malagasy hippo



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hippopotamus guldbergi Fovet, Faure & Guérin, 2011


Conservation Status


Last record: 2635 ± 40 14C age BP ± SD (Michielsen et al., 2023)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct





Biology & Ecology










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