Merychippus primus Osborn 1918 (horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combinations: Merychippus (Protohippus) primus, Merychippus isonesus primus

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 V. M. Bravo-Cuevas and I. Ferrusquía-Villafranca 2006

See also Kelly 1995, MacFadden 1998, Matthew 1924, Osborn 1918 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 patruus, Merychippus proparvulus, Merychippus quintus, Merychippus relictus, Merychippus republicanus, Merychippus sejunctus, Merychippus seversus, Merychippus stevensi

Type specimen: AMNH 14187, a set of teeth (Upper grinding teeth, P2-M3)

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of Mexico (1 collection), United States (9: Florida, Nebraska, Wyoming)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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