The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Tapirus copei Simpson, 1945

Cope's tapir

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

A synonym of Tapirus haysii Leidy, 1860.

 

Conservation Status

 

 

Distribution

USA (incl. Mississippi)

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

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References

Dalquest, Walter W. (1977). Mammals of the Holloman Local Fauna, Pleistocene of Oklahoma. Southwestern Naturalist 22: 255-268.

Faunmap working group. 1994 FAUNMAP: a database documenting late Quaternary distributions of mammal species in the United States. Illinois State Museum Scientific Papers 25(1-2): 1-690.

Ferrusquía-Villafranca I., Arroyo-Cabrales J., Martínez-Hernández E., Gama-Castro J., Ruiz-González J., Polaco O.J., Johnson E. 2010 Pleistocene mammals of Mexico: A critical review of regional chronofaunas, climate change response and biogeographic provinciality. Quaternary International 217(1-2): 53-104.

Jefferson, George T. (1989). Late Cenozoic Tapirs (Mammalia: Perissodactyla) of Western North America. Contributions in Science 406.

Otvos, E. G. Jnr. (1980). Age of Tunica Hills (Louisiana-Mississippi) Quaternary fossiliferous creek deposits; Problems of radiocarbon dates and intermediate valley terraces in coastal plains. Quaternary Research 13(1): 80-92.

Ray, Clayton E. (1964). Tapirus copei in the Pleistocene of Florida. Quarterly Journal of the Florida Academy of Sciences 27(1): 59-66. [First page]

Smith F.A., Lyons S.K., Ernest S.K.M., Jones K.E., Kaufman D.M., Dayan T., Marquet P.A., Brown J.H., Haskell J.P. 2003 Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84(12): 3403-3403.