Merychippus missouriensis Douglass 1908 (horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combinations: Merychippus (Merychippus) missouriensis, Stylonus missouriensis

Full reference: E. Douglass. 1908. Fossil horses from North Dakota and Montana. Annals of Carnegie Museum 4(15):267-277

Belongs to Merychippus according to H. F. Osborn 1918

See also Douglass 1908, Kelly and Lander 1988, Stirton 1940 and Tabrum and Nichols 2001

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

Type specimen: CM 905, a partial skeleton (a portion of a skull, a mandible, a radius, two femora, two complete and two incomplete metapodials, also numerous fragments). Its type locality is Canyon Ferry Reservoir Earl Douglass Location, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in Montana.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution: found only at Canyon Ferry Reservoir Earl Douglass Location

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