Merychippus republicanus Osborn 1918 (horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combination: Merychippus (Merychippus) republicanus

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 B. J. MacFadden 1998

See also 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 relictus, Merychippus sejunctus, Merychippus seversus, Merychippus stevensi

Type specimen: AMNH 8347, a partial skeleton (A complete skull, finely preserved, teeth one-fourth worn, with associated vertebrae and parts of fore limb)

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (2: Nebraska collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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