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Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae
It was recombined as Hyracotherium vulpiceps by Cooper (1932).
If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.
|D. J. Froehlich 2002||In this analysis Pliolophus vulpiceps can be diagnosed by four autapomorphies: postcanine diastema moderate (Character 17, 3 to 2), P3 metaconule absent (Character 30, 1 to 0), P4 hypolophid absent (Character 76, 1 to 0), and M3 heel uncrenulated (Character 103, 1 to 0). It can also be diagnosed by its phylogenetic position. It possesses the characters of the node that contains Pliolophus and all more-derived equids: upper molar ectoloph slightly W-shaped (Character 48, 0 to 1), and lower molar convergence angle <20° (Character 94, 1 to 2), but lacks the characters of the next more-derived equid clade: upper molar metaconule weak and stepped (Character 49, 0 to 1), upper molar convergence angle <90° (Character 65, 1 to 2), lower molar paracristid angle a30° (Character 87, 1 to 2), lower molar paracristid angle sharp (Character 88, 0 to 1), lower molar protolophid backwall steep (Character 90, 1 to 0), and lower preultimate molar hypoconulid closely appressed against hypolophid (Character 95, 0 to 1).|