What would seem to militate against such an explanation is the nature of the tapir.
And the white bones of the tapir lay in a huddled mass in the open.
Mr. Bates remarks that the tapir, though often kept tame in Amazonia by the Indians, never breeds.
The tapir, then, in point of size takes precedence in the South-American fauna.
L'Encuerado having positively refused to touch the tapir, Sumichrast undertook to cut it up, as we much wished to taste its flesh.
It now only remained to get the tapir into it, but therein lay the difficulty.
An' if you don't let me alone I'll save up my pottet-money an' buy a tapir.
He has reached the spot where Halberger turned in along the tapir path.
Palaeosyops is somewhat like a tapir in build, the skull especially resembling that of the tapir.
The elephant, rhinoceros, tapir, and the man-like orang-outang are all indigenous.
1774, perhaps from French tapir (1580), ultimately from Tupi (Brazil) tapira.