Merychippus relictus Cope 1889 (horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combinations: Hipparion relictum, Hippotherium relictum, Merychippus (Merychippus) relictus, Neohipparion relictum

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1889. An intermediate Pliocene fauna. The American Naturalist 23(268):253-257

Belongs to Merychippus according to B. J. MacFadden 1998

See also Cope 1889, Cope 1889, Downs 1956, Gidley 1907, Hay 1902, Macdonald 1992, Matthew 1909, Merriam and Sinclair 1907, 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 primus, Merychippus proparvulus, Merychippus quartus, Merychippus quintus, Merychippus republicanus, Merychippus sejunctus, Merychippus seversus, Merychippus stevensi

Type specimen: AMNH 8673, a set of teeth (An upper molar, ?M1, of the left side, associated with a second upper molar, m3, and two lower molars)

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (10: California, Oregon collections)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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