tapir(redirected from Tapirus)
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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.