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Nannippus parvulus Marsh 1868 (hipparionine horse)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Equidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48965

Alternative combinations: Anchitherium parvulus, Equus parvulus, Merychippus parvulus, Mesohippus parvulus, Parahippus parvulus, Protohippus parvulus

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1868. Notice of a new and diminutive species of fossil horse (Equus parvulus), from the Tertiary of Nebraska. American Journal of Science 46(138):374-375

Belongs to Nannippus according to R. A. Stirton 1940

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

Type specimen: Type consists of several individuals bearing the [YPM] numbers 11340 to 11345

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer