Tapirus simpsoni is an extinct species of tapir that lived in Nebraska during the Pliocene epoch.

Tapirus simpsoni
Temporal range: Pliocene
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Tapiridae
Genus: Tapirus
T. simpsoni
Binomial name
Tapirus simpsoni
Schultz et al., 1975

Tapirus simpsoni was described in 1975 together with Tapirus johnsoni, and was larger than it.[1] Late Miocene fossils from Florida were considered to have belonged to T. simpsoni until 2005, when they were reclassified as belonging to a new species, Tapirus webbi.[2]


  1. ^ Schultz, C.B.; Martin, L.D.; Corner, R.G. (1975). "Middle and Late Ceno Middle and Late Cenozoic Tapirs fr apirs from Nebr om Nebraska". Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum. 10 (1).
  2. ^ "Tapirus webbi". Florida Museum of Natural History. 31 March 2017.