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Nannippus westoni Simpson 1930 (hipparionine horse)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Equidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48971

Alternative combination: Merychippus westoni

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1930. Tertiary Land Mammals of Florida. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 59(3):1-64

Belongs to Nannippus according to B. J. MacFadden 1998

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Cummer Lumber Company Phosphate Mine, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in Florida

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer

Average measurements (in mm): P3 16.5 x 15.9, P4 16.5 x 15.9, M1 16.0 x 14.8, m1 16.7 x 7.3