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Orohippus Marsh 1872 (horse)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Equidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43015

Synonyms: Helohippus Marsh 1892 (no. 46835), Helotherium Cope 1872 (no. 46842), Oligotomus Cope 1873 (no. 49310), Orotherium Marsh 1872 (no. 49437)

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1872. Preliminary description of new Tertiary mammals. Part II. American Journal of Science 4(21):202-224

Parent taxon: Equidae according to D. J. Froehlich 2002

Sister taxa: Anchitheriinae, Duchesnehippus, Eohippus, Epihippus, Equinae, Gobihippus, Hipphaplus, Hyracotheriinae, Lophiopus, Minippus, Plesiohipparion, Pliolophus, Protohippinae, Protorohippus, Sifrhippus, Sivalhippus, Xenicohippus

Subtaxa: Orohippus (Aminippus), Orohippus agilis, Orohippus major, Orohippus progressus, Orohippus proteros, Orohippus pumilus, Orohippus sylvaticus

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Type: Lophiodon pumilus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore