Merychippus brevidontus Bode 1935 (horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combination: Merychippus (Merychippus) brevidontus

Full reference: F. D. Bode. 1935. Tooth Characters of Protohippine Horses with Special Reference to Species From the Merychippus Zone, California. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 453(5):39-63

Belongs to Merychippus according to B. J. MacFadden 1998

See also Bode 1935, Downs 1956 and Stirton 1940

Sister taxa: Merychippus (Merychippus), Merychippus (Protohippus), 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 quintus, Merychippus relictus, Merychippus republicanus, Merychippus sejunctus, Merychippus seversus, Merychippus stevensi

Type specimen: Its type locality is North Coalinga, which is in a Barstovian terrestrial horizon in the Temblor Formation of California

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (14: California, Florida, Nevada, Oregon collections)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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