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SPECIES Tapirus indicus

Author:Desmarest, 1819.
Citation:Nouv. Dict. Hist. Nat., Nouv. ed., 32: 458.
Common Name:Malayan Tapir
Type Locality:"la presqu'ile de Malacca", i.e. Malaysia, Malay Peninsula.
Distribution:Burma and Thailand south of 18N, south through peninsular Malaya and Sumatra; listed as occurring in S Cambodia and possibly S Vietnam (Brooks et al., 1997); reliably recorded from Hongquan district, eastern Cochin China, Vietnam, in 1944 (Harper, 1945); authentic record from Laos in 1902 (Duckworth et al., 1999).
Status:CITES Appendix I; U.S. ESA Endangered; IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:The all-black form brevetianus known by two specimens from Palembang, S Sumatra is provisionally treated as a subspecies (Kuiper, 1926).
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SUBSPECIES indicus

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