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tapir

an odd-toed ungulate in the family Tapiridae, with four digits on the forelimbs and three on each of the hindlimbs. It has a short mobile trunk and simple, lophodont molars. It resembles a very large pig, has short woolly, dark brown fur, is 3 ft high and 6 ft long, nocturnal, shy and herbivorous. Called also Tapir spp.
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Baron] Cuvier, 1798) Perissodactyla Tapiridae 137 Tapirus terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758) Cetartiodactyla Tayassuidae 138 Pecari tajacu (Linnaeus, 1758) 139 Tayassu pecari (Link, 1795) Cervidae 140 Mazama americana (Erxleben, 1777) 141 Mazama nemorivaga (F.