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Tapirus veroensis Sellards, 1918

Vero tapir

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Tapirus excelsus Simpson, 1945; Tapirus tennesseae Hay, 1920; Tapirus veroensis sellardsi Simpson, 1929

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Americas

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: UF/FGS 277

Type locality: Vero, Florida, USA

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Sellards, E. H. (1918). The skull of a Pleistocene tapir including description of a new species and a note on the associated fauna and flora.  Florida Geological Survey, Annual Report 10: 57-70.

 

Other references:

Baghai-Riding, Nina L., Husley, Danielle B., Beck, Christine and Blackwell, Eric. (2017). Late Pleistocene megafauna from Mississippi alluvium plain gravel bars. Paludicola 11(3): 124-147. [automatic download: 1.28MB]

Brodkorb, Pierce. (1959). The Pleistocene avifauna of Arredondo, Florida. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 4(9): 269-291.

Nicholas J. Czaplewski, William L. Puckette, and Clayton Russell. (2002). A Pleistocene tapir and associated mammals from the southwestern Ozark Highland. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 64(2): 97-107.

Eshelman, Ralph E., Lowery, Darrin, Grady, Frederick, Wagner, Dan and McDonald, H. Gregory. (2018). Late Pleistocene (Rancholabrean) Mammalian Assemblage from Paw Paw Cove, Tilghman Island, Maryland. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 102: vi + 15 pages, 4 ļ¬gures, 1 table.

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.

Graham, Russell W. et al. (In Press, 2018). Juvenile Pleistocene tapir skull from Russells Reserve Cave, Bath County, Virginia: Implications for cold climate adaptations. Quaternary International. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2018.06.021 [Abstract]

Holman, J. Alan. (1959). Birds and mammals from the Pleistocene of Williston, Florida. Bull. Fla. State Mus. 5: 1-24.

Hulbert, Richard C. Jr. (2010). A new Early Pleistocene tapir (Mammalia: Perissodactyla) from Florida, with a review of Blancan tapirs from the state. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 49(3): 67-126.

Jefferson G.T. 1989 Late Cenozoic Tapirs (Mammalia: Perissodactyla) of western North America. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Oesch, Ronald D. (1967). A Preliminary Investigation of a Pleistocene Vertebrate Fauna from Crankshaft Pit, Jefferson County, Missouri. Bulletin of the National Speleological Society 29(3): 163-185. [Abstract]

Sanders, A. E. (2002). Additions to the Pleistocene Mammal Faunas of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. American Philosophical Society 2002: 1-152.

Schubert B.W., Mead J.I., Graham R.W. 2003 Ice Age Cave Faunas of North America. Bloomington, Indiana University Press.

Schultz, C. B., Corner, Martin, L. D. and Corner, R. C. (1975). Middle and Late Cenozoic tapirs from Nebraska. Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 10: 1-21.

Simpson, George Gaylord. (1929). Pleistocene mammalian fauna of the Seminole Field, Pinellas County, Florida. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 56: 561-599.

Simpson, George Gaylord. (1945). Notes on Pleistocene and Recent tapirs. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 86(2): 33-82. [18.29 MB file]

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.

Weems, Robert E. et al. (2021). A vertebrate ichnofauna from the Late Pleistocene (Sangamon Interglacial) Tabb Formation at Stratford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia USA. In: Lucas, S. G., Hunt, A. P. & Lichtig, A. J., 2021, Fossil Record 7. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 82: 505-512.

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