any of several large, stout, three-toed ungulates of the family Tapiridae, of Central and South America, the Malay Peninsula, and Sumatra, somewhat resembling swine and having a long, flexible snout: all species are threatened or endangered.
Wildlife includes tapir, deer, howler monkeys and snakes.
Therefore the best it can manage in the line of pachyderms is the modest tapir.
It does not seem unfair to call it an aggressively unattractive animal, about as cuddly as the average tapir.
Most of the pieces of fossilized bone came from an animal identified as a tapir.
Nearly complete mandible, and part of upper jaw of tapir.
British Dictionary definitions for tapir
noun (pl) -pirs, -pir
any perissodactyl mammal of the genus Tapirus, such as T. indicus (Malayan tapir), of South and Central America and SE Asia, having an elongated snout, three-toed hind legs, and four-toed forelegs: family Tapiridae