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Little Black Tapir
|Average Height||90 centimetres (35 in) at shoulder|
|Average Weight||Estimate: 110 kg (240 lb)|
|Average Length||~130 centimetres (51 in)|
|Prey||Genus Attalea: Palm tree leaves and seeds|
Genus Astrocaryum: Palm tree leaves and seeds
The Kabomani Tapir (Tapirus kabomani) is a species of tapir native to South America, especially found in the Amazon rainforest, where it appears to be sympatric with the Lowland Tapir. As of its discovery in 2013, it is the smallest species of tapir, beating out the former title holder, the Mountain Tapir. Upon its announcement, it was the first odd-toed ungulate discovered in over 100 years.
With an estimated mass of only 110 kg (240 lb), the Kabomani Tapir is the smallest living tapir. For comparison, the mountain tapir has a mass between 150 and 225 kg (331 and 496 lb). The Kabomani Tapir is roughly 130 centimeters (51 in) long and 90 centimeters (35 in) in shoulder height.
It has dark gray to dark brown hair. Its legs are short. Males are smaller than females and females have a light throat patch that extends from chin to neck and up to the base of the ears.