Miohippus assiniboiensis Lambe 1905 (anchitheriine horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combination: Mesohippus assiniboiensis

Synonym: Mesohippus planidens Lambe 1905

Full reference: L. M. Lambe. 1905. Fossil horses of the Oligocene of the Cypress Hills, Assiniboia. Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, series 2 11(4):43-52

Belongs to Miohippus according to B. J. MacFadden 1998

See also Lambe 1905, Lambe 1908, Macdonald 1992, Osborn 1918, Prothero and Shubin 1989, Russell 1975, Stirton 1940 and Storer and Bryant 1993

Sister taxa: Miohippus anceps, Miohippus annectens, Miohippus condoni, Miohippus equiceps, Miohippus equinanus, Miohippus gemmarosae, Miohippus gidleyi, Miohippus grandis, Miohippus intermedius, Miohippus longicristis, Miohippus obliquidens, Miohippus primus, Miohippus quartus, Miohippus taxus

Type specimens:

  • Miohippus assiniboiensis: Ottawa Mus6305, a tooth (second right upper premolar, p2, unworn).
  • Mesohippus planidens: Ottawa Mus. 6304, a set of teeth (first and second left upper molars, worn).

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution: found only at Anxiety Butte (SMNH 72F10-0049) (Oligocene to Oligocene of Saskatchewan)

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