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Nannippus venustus Leidy 1860 (hipparionine horse)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Equidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48970

Alternative combinations: Hipparion venustum, Hippotherium venustum, Neohipparion venustum

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1860. Description of Vertebrate Fossils. Post-Pleiocene Fossils of South-Carolina 99-122

Belongs to Nannippus according to R. A. Stirton 1940

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

Type specimen: misplaced, a tooth (a left upper molar with the protocone broken away)

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer