Merychippus eoplacidus Osborn 1918 (horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

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 Merychippus according to H. F. Osborn 1918

See also Galbreath 1953 and Macdonald 1992

Sister taxa: Merychippus (Merychippus), Merychippus (Protohippus), Merychippus brevidontus, Merychippus calamarius, Merychippus californicus, Merychippus coloradense, Merychippus eohipparion, Merychippus gunteri, Merychippus insignis, Merychippus labrosus, Merychippus missouriensis, Merychippus patruus, Merychippus primus, Merychippus proparvulus, Merychippus quartus, Merychippus quintus, Merychippus relictus, Merychippus republicanus, Merychippus sejunctus, Merychippus seversus, Merychippus stevensi

Type specimen: AMNH 9347, a partial skeleton (lower jaw, cervicals, fore and hind feet, humerus, ulno-radius, parts of femur and tibia, all of one individual)

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Merychippus eoplacidus in the database

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