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Kabomani Tapir
General Information
Universe Real Life
Aliases Danta
Little Black Tapir
Classification Tapirus kabomani
Species Type Tapir
Homeworld Earth
Environment South America
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual
Average Height 90 centimetres (35 in) at shoulder
Average Weight Estimate: 110 kg (240 lb)
Average Length ~130 centimetres (51 in)
Feeding Behavior Herbivore
Prey Genus Attalea: Palm tree leaves and seeds
Genus Astrocaryum: Palm tree leaves and seeds
Predators Human
American Crocodile
Lineage Information
Subspecies Baird's Tapir
Lowland Tapir
Malayan Tapir
Mountain Tapir
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Perissodactyla
Family Tapiridae
Genus Tapirus
Species kabomani
Other Information
Status Data Deficient

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.