Pliohippus tehonensis Merriam 1915 (horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combinations: Dinohippus tehonensis, Pliohippus (Pliohippus) tehonensis, Protohippus tehonensis

Full reference: J. C. Merriam. 1915. New Horses From the Miocene and Pliocene of California. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geology 9(4):49-58

Belongs to Pliohippus according to T. S. Kelly 1998

See also Drescher 1941, Hulbert 1993, Kelly 1995, MacFadden 1998, Merriam 1915, Osborn 1918 and Stirton 1940

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

Type specimen: UCMP 21779, a tooth (left M1). Its type locality is South Tejon Hills, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in the "Santa Margarita" Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (29: California collections)

Total: 29 collections each including a single occurrence

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