Pygmy hippopotamus

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Pygmy hippopotamus
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Pygmy hippopotamus
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Faimily: Hippopotamidae
Genus: Choeropsis
Species: C. liberiensis
Binomial name
Choeropsis liberiensis/Hexaprotodon liberiensis (Disputed)
(Morton, 1849)[2]
Subspecies

C. l. liberiensis
C. l. heslopi

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Range cairt[1]

The pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis) is a smaw hippopotamid which is native tae the forests an swamps o Wast Africae, primarily in Liberie wi smaw populations in Sierra Leone, Guinea, an Ivory Coast.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lewison, R. & Oliver, W. (IUCN SSC Hippo Specialist Subgroup) (2008). "Hexaprotodon liberiensis". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2008. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 17 December 2006.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of endangered.
  2. "ITIS on Hexaprotodon liberiensis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2004-08-11.