Hippopotamus (genus)

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Hippopotamus
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Hippopotamus, Hippopotamus amphibius
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Hippopotamidae
Subfamily: Hippopotaminae
Genus: Hippopotamus
Linnaeus, 1758
Type species
Hippopotamus amphibius
Synonyms
  • Phanourios Sondaar and Boekschoten, 1972

Hippopotamus is a genus of artiodactyl mammals consisting of one extant species, Hippopotamus amphibius, also known as the hippopotamus, and several extinct species from both recent and prehistoric times. It belongs to the family Hippopotamidae, which also includes the pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis) and a number of extinct genera.

Species[edit]

The species of the genus Hippopotamus include:

Recent species[edit]

Fossil species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hooijer, Dirk Albert (1952). "Fact and Fiction in Hippopotamology (Sampling the History of Scientific Error)". Osiris. 10: 109–116. Retrieved 16 June 2021.

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