Hippopotamus pentlandi

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Hippopotamus pentlandi is an extinct hippopotamus from Sicily. It arrived during the Pleistocene, in the Messinian salinity crisis. It is the largest of the insular dwarf hippos known from the Pleistocene of the Mediterranean,[2] weighing in at 320 kg.[citation needed] It was present in Sicily until at least the latest Middle Pleistocene around 120 kya.[3]

Hippopotamus pentlandi
Temporal range: Pleistocene
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Hippopotamidae
Genus: Hippopotamus
H. pentlandi
Binomial name
Hippopotamus pentlandi

See alsoEdit


  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.
  3. ^ Mangano, Gabriella; Insacco, Gianni; Bonfiglio, Laura; Mazza, Paul Peter Anthony (2020-06-27). "New finds from San Teodoro Cave: an updating of the Middle Pleistocene fossil record from Acquedolci (north-eastern Sicily)". Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. doi:10.1007/s12549-020-00430-7. hdl:2158/1216333. ISSN 1867-1594.

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