Merychippus patruus Osborn 1918 (horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combinations: Merychippus (Protohippus) patruus, Merychippus patrusus

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 Macdonald 1992 and Stirton 1940

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 missouriensis, Merychippus primus, Merychippus proparvulus, Merychippus quintus, Merychippus relictus, Merychippus republicanus, Merychippus sejunctus, Merychippus seversus, Merychippus stevensi

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

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

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