Record Details

Scientific Name:
Tapirus

Taxonomy and Nomenclature

Kingdom:
Animalia
Rank:
Family
Synonym(s):
Tapirus
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Taxonomic Status

Current Standing:
valid

Data Quality Indicators

Record Credibility Rating:
TWG standards met
Global Species Completeness:
complete
Currency Rating:
2013

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References

Expert(s):
Other Sources:
document: Checklist of CITES species: Index of CITES species; UNEP-WCMC (Comps.) 2013. Checklist of CITES species. CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, and UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Available online at http://checklist.cites.org/
References:
Groves, Colin, and Peter Grubb 2011-01-01. Ungulate Taxonomy. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, Maryland, USA. ix + 317. 1-4214-0093-6. .
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1998-03-31. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 55, part 1. . . 64-71. . Available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12441432.
Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. 2005-10-01. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, Maryland. 2000. 0-8018-8221-4. .

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Comments

Comments:
Wilson & Reeder, eds. (2005): Comments: The genus is available from Brisson, 1762 (Opinion 1894, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1998). Nominate T. terrestris group also includes T. pinchaque; analysis of mtDNA indicates that T. terrestris and T. pinchaque are sister species (Ashley et al., 1996); T. bairdii or Tapirella group is monotypic; T. indicus or Acrocodia group is monotypic among living forms; Acrocodia separated as a genus by Eisenberg et al. (1987)
David F. Mitchell, ITIS Data Development Specialist: CITES: Appendix I under Tapiridae except for species included in Appendix II, per 2013 Checklist of CITES species: Index of CITES species published with amendments to the Appendices and changes in standard scientific nomenclature following the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Bangkok, 2013). For current status see CITES.org

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