Van Roosmalens Tapir

Unknown Hoofed Mammal of South America.

Distribution: Rio Madeira drainage, Amazonas State, Brazil.

Significant sighting: In 1996 and 1997, Dutch zoologist Marc van Roosmalen glimpsed what he considers to be a new species of Tapir (Tapirus sp.) in the Amazon jungle.

Sources: Laurie Goering, "Amazon Primatologist Shakes Family Tree for New Monkeys," Chicago Tribune, July 11, 1999; "Amazon Flora and Fauna: An Interview with Marc van Roosmalen," 1999, http://www. ethnobotany.org/zz-roos.html.

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