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Nannippus beckensis Dalquest and Donovan 1973 (hipparionine horse)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Equidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48955

Full reference: W. W. Dalquest and T. J. Donovan. 1973. A new three-toed horse (Nannippus) from the late Pliocene of Scurry County, Texas. Journal of Paleontology 47(1):34-45

Belongs to Nannippus according to B. J. MacFadden 1998

Sister taxa: Nannippus aztecus, Nannippus lenticularis, Nannippus minor, Nannippus morgani, Nannippus parvulus, Nannippus peninsulatus, Nannippus venustus, Nannippus westoni

Type specimen: Its type locality is Beck Ranch, which is in a Blancan fluvial sandstone in Texas

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer

Average measurements (in mm): P4 16.6 x 17.2, M1 16.2 x 15.6, M2 16.3 x 16.4, p4 18.0 x 10.1, m1 16.8 x 8.5, m2 17.5 x 8.7