Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.


Name Sources Status
Madagascan Pygmy Hippopotamus Animal Diversity Web Descriptions Untrusted
Pygmy hippo Leo Shapiro Trusted
Pygmy hippopotamus C. Michael Hogan, Anage Data, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Monthly ARKive text import , NCBI Taxonomy, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Brazilian Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Hipopótamo-pigmeu Bruno Marino Trusted


Name Sources Status
Dwergnijlpaard uBio Unknown


Name Sources Status
Kääpiövirtahepo Kari Pihlaviita Trusted
Pikkuvirtahepo Kari Pihlaviita Trusted


Name Sources Status
Hippopotame nain IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
Hippopotame pygmée uBio Unknown


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Zwergflusspferd Rob de Ruiter, Alle Tierarten im Zoo Zürich Trusted


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Hipopótamo-pigmeu Valter Jacinto Trusted


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Hipopótamo enano uBio Unknown
Hipopótamo pigmeo uBio Unknown


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