Megahippus mckennai Tedford and Alf 1962 (anchitheriine horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Full reference: R. H. Tedford and R. M. Alf. 1962. A New Megahippus From the Barstow Formation San Bernardino County, California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 61(2):113-122

Belongs to Megahippus according to B. J. MacFadden 1998

See also Tedford and Alf 1962

Sister taxon: Megahippus matthewi

Type specimen: RAM 6500, a partial skull (Palate with shattered, but complete, well worn cheek tooth dentition, left I1/, right I2/, and both canines). Its type locality is Fuller's Earth Canyon, which is in a Barstovian terrestrial horizon in the Barstow Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (14: California, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico collections)

Total: 14 collections including 15 occurrences

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