Tapirus veroensis was a extinct species of American Tapir from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri,

Vero Tapir
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Jaw fossil of a Vero Tapir
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Superfamily: Tapiroidea
Family: Tapiridae
Genus: Tapirus
Species: T. veroensis'


Tennessee. They lived relatively recently going extinct around 11,000 years ago[1]. As with most tapirs, they ate plants with their trunk. They have been found in temperate climates which can reach subfreezing in the winter[2].


The first complete skull of Tapirus veroensis was found at a dig site in Vero Beach, Florida (which it's named after) in 1915[1].