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Family Hippopotamidae Gray 1821 (hippopotamus)

Mammalia - Theriiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 42479

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Hippopotamoidea according to J.-R. Boisserie et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Anthracothema, Anthracotheriidae, Epirigenys, Myaingtherium, Siamotherium

Subtaxa: Hippopotamina, Hippopotaminae, Kenyapotaminae

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Ecology: amphibious grazer-browser