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SPECIES Hexaprotodon liberiensis

Author:Morton, 1849.
Citation:J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., ser. 2, 1: 232.
Common Name:Pygmy Hippopotamus
Type Locality:Liberia, "the river St. Pauls, a stream that rises in the mountains of Guinea, and passing through the Dey country and Liberia, empties into the Atlantic to the north of Cape Messurado".
Distribution:Sierra Leone to Côte d’Ivoire; SC Nigeria (extinct?).
Status:CITES – Appendix II; IUCN – Critically Endangered D1 as H. l. heslopi, otherwise Vulnerable.
Comments:First described as Hippopotamus minor Morton, 1844 (Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 2:14).
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