Choeropsis liberiensis

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Choeropsis liberiensis liberiensis, captive

Taxonavigation

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Taxonavigation: Whippomorpha 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Cladus: Cynodontia
Cladus: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohors: Theria
Cohors: Eutheria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Cladus: Scrotifera
Cladus: Ferungulata
Cladus: Euungulata
Ordo: Artiodactyla
Cladus: Artiofabula
Cladus: Cetruminantia
Subordo: Whippomorpha

Familia: Hippopotamidae
Genus: Choeropsis
Species: Choeropsis liberiensis
Subspecies: C. l. liberiensis

Subspecies extincta: †C. l. heslopi

Name

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Choeropsis liberiensis (Morton, 1849)

  • Syntypes: BMNH 1850.7.5.1, and ANSP 2332 and 2333.
  • Type locality: “the river St. Pauls, a stream that rises in the mountains of Guinea, and passing through the Dey country and Liberia, empties into the Atlantic to the north of Cape Messurado”, Liberia.

Synonymy

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  • Hippopotamus liberiensis (protonym)
  • Hippopotamus minor Morton, 1844: 15 [nomen praeoccupatum pro Hippopotamus minor Desmarest, 1822]
  • Hippopotamus (Tetraprotodon) liberiensis Morton, 1849: 232 [nomen novum]
  • Hexaprotodon liberiensisCoryndon, 1977: 69 [subsequent combination]

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Vernacular names

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čeština: Hrošík liberijský
dansk: Dværgflodhest
Deutsch: Zwergflusspferd
English: Pygmy Hippopotamus
español: Hipopótamo pigmeo
français: Hippopotame pygmée
日本語: コビトカバ
Nederlands: Dwergnijlpaard
polski: Hipopotam karłowaty
ไทย: ฮิปโปโปเตมัสแคระ
中文: 倭河馬
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