Tapirs live in Central America, South America, and southeast Asia.
Red box: Malay tapir
Green box: Baird's tapir
Orange box: Andean/Mountain tapir
Black box: Lowland tapir
Note: The oldest fossil tapirs were unearthed in North America, with later representatives in Asia and South America. There are no living North American species; only one survives in Asia.
Adapted from www.d-maps.com according to IUCN fact sheets. Click on links, above, for IUCN detailed distribution.
Cozzuol et al. (2013)