Merychippus quintus Osborn 1918 (horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combination: Stylonus quintus

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 T. S. Kelly 1995

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

Type specimen: AMNH 14185, a partial skeleton (Upper and lower dentition and a large part of a skeleton)

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution: found only at Merychippus Draw (Miocene of Nebraska)

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