Temporal range: Early Pleistocene – Middle Holocene
Megatapirus augusta by kawekaweau-d11v3o1.jpg
Megatapirus augustus restored in a sketch sheet compared with a human
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Superfamily: Tapiroidea
Family: Tapiridae
Genus: Megatapirus
Matthew & Granger, 1923
Species: M. augustus
Binomial name
Megatapirus augustus
Matthew & Granger, 1923

Megatapirus was a genus of tapir that lived in southern China and Vietnam. It appeared soon after the Early Pleistocene and survived until about the Holocene. It was larger than modern tapirs, being 2.1 metres (6.9 ft) long and 0.9 metres (3.0 ft) tall at the shoulders, and may have weighed up to 500 kilograms (1,100 lb).

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