Calippus hondurensis Olson and McGrew 1941 (horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combinations: Calippus (Grammohippus) hondurensis, Pliohippus hondurensis

Synonyms: Calippus castilli Cope 1886, Merychippus castilli Cope 1886, Pliohippus (Pliohippus) castilli Cope 1886, Pliohippus castilli Cope 1886, Protohippus castilli Cope 1886

Full reference: E. C. Olson and P. O. McGrew. 1941. Mammalian fauna from the Pliocene of Honduras. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 52:1219-1244

Belongs to Calippus according to B. J. MacFadden 1998

See also Cope 1893, Gidley 1907, Hay 1902, Hulbert 1988, Kelly 1998, Macdonald 1992, Olson and McGrew 1941, Osborn 1918 and Stirton 1940

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Calippus hondurensis: Its type locality is Rancho Lobo, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Gracias Formation of Honduras
  • Calippus castilli: AMNH 8344, a tooth (An upper molar of the left side).

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer


• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1 collection), Mexico (6), United States (4: Florida)

• Miocene of Honduras (6), United States (2: Florida)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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