Hexaprotodon

Hexaprotodon

Hexaprotodon is a genus of Hippopotamidae that is sometimes applied to the pygmy hippopotamus. Pygmy hippos may be classified as either Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis.

The genus Hexaprotodon also includes several species of rarely-studied extinct hippos from Asia, sometimes labeled "Asian Hippopotami."

The name Hexaprotodon means "six front teeth" as some of the fossil forms indeed have three pairs of incisors.

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