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Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae
It was recombined as Merychippus (Merychippus) missouriensis by Stirton (1940); it was recombined as Stylonus missouriensis by Kelly and Lander (1988).
|Year||Name and author|
|1908||Merychippus missouriensis Douglass p. 274 figs. Pl. LXVI; LXVII, Fig. 5; Pl. LXVIII, Figs. 1 and 2|
|1918||Merychippus missouriensis Osborn p. 119 fig. 93|
|1940||Merychippus (Merychippus) missouriensis Stirton p. 181|
|1988||Stylonus missouriensis Kelly and Lander|
|2001||Merychippus missouriensis Tabrum and Nichols p. 92|
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|H. F. Osborn 1918||(Douglass, p. 274) (1) Lachrymal fossa long and moderately deep; (2) malar pit with steep posterior side, bounded below by a thin, shelf-like malar-maxillary ridge. (3) Temporary molars brachyodont or brachy-hypsodont; (4) permanent molars curved and strongly hypsodont; (5) both series of teeth with a coating of cement which is not very thick; (6) enamel lakes simple with only one or two simple enamel folds on each; (7) protocone and hypocone laterally
compressed, the former separate from the protoconule but having an angular projection toward the latter; (8) first tempo- rary lower molar minute; (9) intermediate external conule on lower temporary molars concave on the inside, more or less flattened on the outside. (10) Metapodial nearly ninety per cent. of the length of the radius and eighty-four per cent. of the length of the femur exclusive of the proximal epiphysis.
(Matthew, 1913) The deciduous premolars are moderately high-crowned. This general type is difficult to distinguish from M. isonesus Cope, with which it agrees in size.