Link to enlarge image K5741 © Justin Kerr Charles Zidar

Family:  Tapiridae
Genus:  Tapirus
Species:  bairdii
Authority:  Gill, 1865
Common Name:  Baird’s Tapir
Maya Name:  Tsíimin
Faunal Type:  Mammal
Depictions:  Polychrome Ceramics
Significance:  Tapirs were distinct relatives of the horse. They may have been consumed by the Maya.
Photos:  Click on an image below for high resolution comparison.

Other Faunal Photos:   Additional views of the faunal species, click on a photo below to view larger image.
Artifact Photo(s) Courtesy of Justin Kerr (FAMSI); Animal Photo(s) Courtesy of Wikipedia GNU General Public License Version 1.2, November 2002; Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0/2.5 License(s).

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