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Dinohippus leidyanus

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Taxonomy
Pliohippus leidyanus was named by Osborn (1918). Its type specimen is AMNH 17724, a partial skeleton (Skull, jaws, vertebrre, fore and hind limbs, considerable portions of the ribs and other parts of the skeleton, all of one individual), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is ZXBar, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Snake Creek Formation of Nebraska.

It was recombined as Pliohippus (Pliohippus) leidyanus by Stirton (1940); it was recombined as Dinohippus leidyanus by Quinn (1955), Skinner et al. (1977), MacFadden (1984), Azzaroli (1988), Kelly and Lander (1988), Kelly (1995), Prado and Alberdi (1996), MacFadden (1998), Kelly (1998) and Kelly (2000).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1918Pliohippus leidyanus Osborn
1940Pliohippus (Pliohippus) leidyanus Stirton p. 192
1955Dinohippus leidyanus Quinn p. 43
1977Dinohippus leidyanus Skinner et al.
1984Dinohippus leidyanus MacFadden
1988Dinohippus leidyanus Azzaroli
1988Dinohippus leidyanus Kelly and Lander
1995Dinohippus leidyanus Kelly p. 14
1996Dinohippus leidyanus Prado and Alberdi p. 676
1998Dinohippus leidyanus Kelly
1998Dinohippus leidyanus MacFadden p. 551
2000Dinohippus leidyanus Kelly

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
orderPerissodactyla()
suborderLophodontomorpha
infraorderEuperissodactyla
Hippomorpha
superfamilyEquoidea
familyEquidae
subfamilyEquinaeSteinmann and Döderlein 1890
tribeEquini
genusDinohippus
speciesleidyanus()

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available