Definition of Tapirus terrestris
1. Noun. A tapir found in South America and Central America.
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Literary usage of Tapirus terrestris
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1. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"American Tapir (Tapirus terrestris). (From the Cambridge Natural History.) stouter. The nasal region is produced into a short proboscis. ..."
2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1904)
"They are rather nocturnal than diurnal, though they see well enough during the day in the forest shades." — HHS 15. Tapirus terrestris (Linn.). ..."
3. A History of Land Mammals in the Western Hemisphere by William Berryman Scott (1913)
"American Tapir (Tapirus terrestris). By permission of WS Berridge, London. The tapirs are all of moderate size, going back to very small forms at the ..."
4. The Progress of America, from the Discovery by Columbus to the Year 1846 by John Macgregor (1847)
"The most remarkable animal, in proportion to its size, is the tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which abound in great numbers in the upper course of the rivers ..."