Desmatippus avus Marsh 1874

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combinations: Merychippus avus, Parahippus avus, Protohippus avus

Synonyms: Anchippus brevidens Marsh 1874, Parahippus brevidens Marsh 1874

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1874. Notice of new equine mammals from the Tertiary formation. American Journal of Science 7(39):247-258

Belongs to Desmatippus according to B. J. MacFadden 1998

See also Bode 1935, Downs 1956, Fremd 1994, Gidley 1904, Gidley 1906, Gidley 1907, Hay 1902, Macdonald 1992, Marsh 1874, Merriam and Sinclair 1907, Osborn 1918, Schlaikjer 1937, Stirton 1940 and Tedford et al. 1987

Sister taxa: Desmatippus crenidens, Desmatippus integer, Desmatippus nebrascensis, Desmatippus texanus, Desmatippus tyleri, Anchippus riparius

Type specimens:

  • Desmatippus avus: YPM 11281, a mandible (portions of both lower jaws, the right bearing P2-4, m1-2, the left P2-4 and m1. There are also nine upper molar and premolar teeth, chiefly of the left side, a).
  • Anchippus brevidens: YPM 11274, a set of teeth (three upper molar teeth, m2-3 of the left side, ?m1 or p4 of the left side).


• Miocene of United States (9: California, Nevada, Oregon collections)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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