Pliohippus fossulatus Cope 1893 (horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combinations: Dinohippus fossulatus, Merychippus fossulatus, Pliohippus (Pliohippus) fossulatus, Protohippus fossulatus

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1893. A preliminary report on the vertebrate paleontology of the Llano Estacado. Fourth Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Texas 1892:11-136

Belongs to Pliohippus according to B. J. MacFadden 1998

See also Cope 1893, Dalquest and Hughes 1966, Gidley 1903, Gidley 1907, Hay 1902, Hulbert 1989, Kelly 1995, Kelly 1998, Kelly and Lander 1988, MacFadden 1984, Osborn 1918, Stirton 1940 and Webb 1969

Sister taxa: Pliohippus (Astrohippus), Pliohippus (Pliohippus), Pliohippus bakeri, Pliohippus coalingensis, Pliohippus gracilis, Pliohippus mirabilis, Pliohippus nobilis, Pliohippus pernix, Pliohippus potosinus, Pliohippus proversus, Pliohippus spectans, Pliohippus tantalus, Pliohippus tehonensis

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (4: Texas collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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