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Protohippus Leidy 1858 (horse)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Equidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43020

Synonym: Eoequus Quinn 1955 (taxon 46142)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89

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

Sister taxa: Astrohippus, Boreohippidion, Calippus, Dinohippus, Equus, Haringtonhippus, Heteropliohippus, Hippidion, Parapliohippus, Pliohippina, Pliohippus, Protohippina

Subtaxa: none

Type: Equus (Protohippus) perditus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore