Malayan tapir, Asian tapir (Tapirus indicus)
Year: 1895 (1890s)
Authors: Brehm, Alfred Edmund, 1829-1884; PechuLoesche, Eduard, 1840-1913; Haacke, Wilhelm, 1855-1912; Schmidtlein, Richard
Source book page: https://archive.org/stream/brehmslifeofanim00breh/#page/n442/mode/1up
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The Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus), also called the Asian tapir, is the largest of the five species of tapir and the only one native to Asia. The scientific name refers to the East Indies, the species' natural habitat. In the Malay language, the tapir is commonly referred to as cipan, tenuk or badak tampung. Order: Perissodactyla, Family: Tapiridae, Genus: Tapirus, Species: Tapirus indicus (Desmarest, 1819).