pygmy hippopotamus

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Related to Choeropsis liberiensis: Liberian Pygmy Hippopotamus

pygmy hippopotamus

n.
A small hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis syn. Hexaprotodon liberiensis) of West Africa, found in lowland forests and swamps.
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Actualmente existen dos especies de la familia Hippopotamidae: el pequeno y raro hipopotamo pigmeo (Choeropsis liberiensis) y el hipopotamo comun (Hippopotamus amphibius) abundante y de mayor tamano (1,2).
Esta estrechamente relacionado con el hipopotamo pigmeo (Choeropsis liberiensis) (Eltringham 1993) y este con los cetaceos, bovidos y familias de los suidos (Ursing y Arnason 1998).
Furthermore the HI of Giraffokeryx punjabiensis is similar to the average for four regular browsers (BB); Odocoileus virginianus Hylochoerus minertzhageni Mazama mazama americana Choeropsis liberiensis and three high-level browsers (HB); Alces alces (Erxleben 1777) Litocranius walleri and Okapia johnstoni.
The rare pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis), considered a ''living fossil,'' is primarily found in western Africa.