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Equus (Hesperohippus) mexicanus Hibbard 1955 (horse)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Equidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 46287

Synonyms: Equus midlandensis Quinn 1957 (no. 46288), Onager oviedoi Mooser 1959 (no. 49331)

Full reference: C. W. Hibbard. 1955. Pleistocene Vertebrates from the Upper Becerra (Becerra Superior) Formation, Valley of Tequixquiac, Mexico, with Notes on Other Pleistocene Forms. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 12(5):47-96

Belongs to Equus (Hesperohippus) according to E. Scott et al. 2003

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Equus (Hesperohippus) mexicanus: No48 (HV-3), Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, a skull (nearly perfect skull lacking the LM3).
  • Equus midlandensis: T.M. no. 998, a partial skeleton (Right and left lower jaws, lack· ing M.2-3 on the right, M.3 on the left and the ascending rami; upper left P.2, right P.3M.l; right metatarsal III and navicu- ).
  • Onager oviedoi:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore