Hippopotamus pentlandi

Hippopotamus pentlandi
Temporal range: Pleistocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Hippopotamidae
Subfamily: Hippopotaminae
Genus: Hippopotamus
Species: H. pentlandi
Binomial name
Hippopotamus pentlandi
Von Meyer, 1832[1]

Hippopotamus pentlandi is an extinct hippopotamus from Sicily. It arrived during the Pleistocene.[2] It is the smallest of the insular dwarf hippos known from the Pleistocene of the Mediterranean, weighing in at 320 kg.

See also


  1. · Von Meyer, H., 1832. Palaeologica zur Geschichte der Erde und ihrer Geschöpfe. Frankfurt. 11. 560pp.
  2. Alexandra van der Geer; George Lyras; John de Vos; Michael Dermitzakis (14 February 2011). Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands. John Wiley & Sons. p. 88. ISBN 978-1-4443-9128-2.

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