Merychippus seversus Cope 1878

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combinations: Hipparion seversum, Hipparion seversus, Hippotherium seversus, Merychippus (Merychippus) seversus, Neohipparion seversus, Pliohippus seversus, Stylonus seversus

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1878. On some of the characters of the Miocene fauna of Oregon. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 18(102):63-78

Belongs to Merychippus according to B. J. MacFadden 1998

See also Cope 1878, Cope 1889, Downs 1956, Downs 1961, Gidley 1907, Hay 1902, Kelly 1995, Kelly 1998, Kelly and Lander 1988, Macdonald 1992, Matthew 1909, Matthew 1924, Osborn 1918, Quinn 1987, Shotwell 1968 and Stirton 1940

Sister taxa: Merychippus (Merychippus), Merychippus (Protohippus), Merychippus brevidontus, Merychippus calamarius, Merychippus californicus, Merychippus coloradense, Merychippus eohipparion, Merychippus eoplacidus, Merychippus gunteri, Merychippus insignis, Merychippus labrosus, Merychippus missouriensis, Merychippus patruus, Merychippus primus, Merychippus proparvulus, Merychippus quartus, Merychippus quintus, Merychippus relictus, Merychippus republicanus, Merychippus sejunctus, Merychippus stevensi

Type specimen: AMNH 8180, a tooth (isolated upper molar)

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Merychippus seversus in the database

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