Tapirus bairdii (Gill, 1865)

Beal, Maxwell R. W., Matzinger, Parker J., Saborío-R., Guido, Noguera Bristan, Jonathan & Olson, Erik R., 2020, Survey of medium-sized and large mammals of Piedras Blancas National Park, Costa Rica, Check List 16 (4), pp. 939-950: 947

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.4.939

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scientific name

Tapirus bairdii (Gill, 1865)
status

 

Tapirus bairdii (Gill, 1865)  

Material examined. COSTA RICA • Puntarenas Pro- vince, Piedras Blancas National Park; J. Noguera opportunistic observation.

Identification. Baird’s Tapir is a large mammal with a trunk-like nose and a short tail. Their tracks show three triangular toe prints. Young are striped and spotted ( Wainwright and Arias, 2007).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Perissodactyla

Family

Tapiridae

Genus

Tapirus