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Hippopotamus behemoth[]

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Hippopotamus behemothTemporal range: Early Pleistocene
A restoration of Hippopotamus behemoth
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Hippopotamidae
Genus: Hippopotamus
Species: H. behemoth
Binomial name
Hippopotamus behemothFaure 1986

Hippopotamus Behemoth is an extinct species of hippopotamus from the Early Pleistocene of the Levant. Fossils of it, the modern hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), and its probable ancestor, Hippopotamus Gorgops, are found in the ‘Ubeidiya site in the southern Levant.

H. behemoth differs from H. gorgops in having more elongated feet, and being somewhat smaller. Some experts consider these differences to be too slight to justify separating the two species, however.

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