Hippopotamus pentlandi

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Hippopotamus pentlandi
Temporal range: Pleistocene
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Jaw
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Hippopotamidae
Genus: Hippopotamus
Species: H. pentlandi
Binomial name
Hippopotamus pentlandi
Von Meyer, 1832[1]

Hippopotamus pentlandi is an extinct hippopotamus from Sicily. It arrived after the Messinian salinity crisis[citation needed] and lived during the Pleistocene on Sicily. It was the smallest of the dwarf hippos known from the Mediterranean of the Pleistocene, weighing in at 320 kg.

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  1. ^ · Von Meyer, H., 1832. Palaeologica zur Geschichte der Erde und ihrer Geschöpfe. Frankfurt. 11. 560pp.

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