Dinohippus leidyanus Osborn 1918 (horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combinations: Pliohippus (Pliohippus) leidyanus, Pliohippus leidyanus

Full reference: H. F. Osborn. 1918. Equidae of the Oligocene, Miocene, and Pliocene of North America, iconographic type revision. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 2(1):1-217

Belongs to Dinohippus according to B. J. MacFadden 1998

See also Azzaroli 1988, Kelly 1995, Kelly 1998, Kelly 2000, Kelly and Lander 1988, MacFadden 1984, Osborn 1918, Prado and Alberdi 1996, Quinn 1955, Skinner et al. 1977 and Stirton 1940

Sister taxa: Dinohippus edensis, Dinohippus interpolatus, Dinohippus leardi, Dinohippus mexicanus, Dinohippus osborni, Dinohippus pachyops, Dinohippus subvenus

Type specimen: AMNH 17724, a partial skeleton (Skull, jaws, vertebrre, fore and hind limbs, considerable portions of the ribs and other parts of the skeleton, all of one individual). Its type locality is ZXBar, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Snake Creek Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Hemphillian of Canada (1: Alberta collection), United States (13: Arizona, California, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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