Tapirus copei Simpson, 1945

Cope's tapir



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

A synonym of Tapirus haysii Leidy, 1860.


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)



USA (incl. Mississippi)


Biology & Ecology










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