Like living animals, fossil remains of once-living animals are
classified and grouped according to their relationships to each other and to their ancestors.
Some fossils yield DNA which helps scientists determine these animals' similarity to living animals.
Order: Perissodactyla - horses, rhinos, tapirs
Family: Tapiridae - tapirs
Species: Tapirus californicus (Merriam, 1913) - California tapir (extinct)
Colbert & Schoch (1998)
Prothero & Schoch (2002)