Hippopotamus (genus)

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Hippopotamus, Hippopotamus amphibius
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Hippopotamidae
Subfamily: Hippopotaminae
Genus: Hippopotamus
Linnaeus, 1758

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


The species of the genus Hippopotamus include: