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Tapir Foot on Base Florida

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Tapirus Veroensis Foot

Citrus County, Florida

11,000-2.2 million years old

Dimensions:  9″ x 6″ x 8″

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Description

Tapirus veroensis, commonly called the vero tapir, is an extinct Tapir species that lived in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, and Tennessee. Tapirus veronensis is thought to have gone extinct around 11,000 years ago.  Tapirus veroensis fossils found in Northern Alabama were with caribou and peccary fossils, which implies that T. veroensis was capable of living in a temperate climate with subfreezing temperatures.   T. veroensis had a proboscis  used for grabbing branches to eat foliage. They were herbivores, living on a diet of forest vegetation. They most likely weighed over 600 pounds (270 kilograms) and would have been capable of fending off large predators.  There are multiple pieces of evidence which indicate most, if not all, of the 5 accepted Pleistocene tapir species found in the United States. 

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Weight 36 oz
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 in


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