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Equus scotti Gidley 1900 (horse)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Equidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 46305

Synonym: Equus bautistensis Frick 1921 (taxon 46258)

Full reference: J. W. Gidley. 1900. A New Species of Pleistocene Horse From the Staked Plains of Texas. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 13(13):111-116

Belongs to Equus according to B. J. MacFadden 1998

Sister taxa: Equus (Amerhippus), Equus (Dolichohippus), Equus (Hemionus), Equus (Hesperohippus), Equus (Hippotigris), Equus (Sussemionus), Equus africanus, Equus alaskae, Equus asinus, Equus australis, Equus caballus, Equus calobatus, Equus capensis, Equus coliemensis, Equus complicatus, Equus conversidens, Equus excelsus, Equus fraternus, Equus fromanius, Equus giganteus, Equus hatcheri, Equus holmesi, Equus idahoensis, Equus intermedius, Equus jubatus, Equus laurentius, Equus leidyi, Equus mexicanus, Equus nalaikhaensis, Equus nevadanus, Equus niobrarensis, Equus nobisi, Equus pacificus, Equus parastylidens, Equus pectinatus, Equus przewalskii, Equus pseudaltidens, Equus quagga, Equus santaeelenae, Equus semiplicatus, Equus stenonis, Equus tabeti, Equus taeniopus, Equus yunnanensis, Equus zebra, Equus (Asinus) kiang, Asinus africanus, Onager onager, Plesippus francescana, Equus (Plesippus) crenidens

Type specimens:

  • Equus scotti: AMNH 10606, a skeleton (a nearly complete skeleton (No. io6o6), consisting of the skull and lower jaws, the cervical ver- tebrae, the three anterior dorsal vertebre, both fore limbs an). Its type locality is Rock Creek, which is in an Irvingtonian terrestrial horizon in the Tule Formation of Texas.
  • Equus bautistensis:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P3 33.1 x 30.4, P4 31.4 x 29.2, M1 28.3 x 29.4, m1 29.0 x 17.4