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Merychippus Leidy 1856 (horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43009

Alternative spelling: Protohippus (Merychippus)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notices of Extinct Vertebrata Discovered by Dr. F. V. Hayden, during the Expedition to the Sioux Country under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:311-312

Parent taxon: Equinae according to B. J. MacFadden 1998

Sister taxa: Acritohippus, Calippini, Equini, Hipparionini, Hippodon, Hippotheriini, Protohippini, Scaphohippus, Stylonus

Subtaxa: Merychippus (Merychippus), Merychippus (Protohippus), Merychippus brevidontus, Merychippus calamarius, Merychippus californicus, Merychippus coloradense, Merychippus eohipparion, Merychippus eoplacidus, Merychippus gunteri, Merychippus insignis, Merychippus isonesus secundus, Merychippus labrosus, Merychippus missouriensis, Merychippus patruus, Merychippus primus, Merychippus proparvulus, Merychippus quartus, Merychippus quintus, Merychippus relictus, Merychippus republicanus, Merychippus sejunctus, Merychippus seversus, Merychippus stevensi

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Type: Merychippus insignis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore