Hippopotamidae

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Hippopotamus +‎ -idae

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Hippopotamidae

  1. A taxonomic family within the suborder Suina — the hippopotamus and pygmy hippopotamus and similar extinct animals.
    The hippopotamus belongs to Hippopotamidae.

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  • Cladistics is challenging the validity of the traditional placement of the family, as genetic research suggests a closer relationship to cetaceans than swine.

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