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Merychippus insignis Leidy 1856 (horse)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combination: Protohippus insignis

Synonyms: Hipparion paniensis Cope 1894, Hippotherium paniense Cope 1894, Merychippus paniensis Cope 1894

Belongs to Merychippus according to T. S. Kelly 1995

Sister taxa: Merychippus brevidontus, Merychippus calamarius, Merychippus californicus, Merychippus coloradense, Merychippus eohipparion, Merychippus eoplacidus, Merychippus gunteri, Merychippus missouriensis, Merychippus patrusus, Merychippus primus, Merychippus proparvulus, Merychippus quartus, Merychippus quintus, Merychippus relictus, Merychippus republicanus, Merychippus secundus, Merychippus sejunctus, Merychippus sphenodus, Merychippus stevensi, Merychippus stylodus

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Average measurements (in mm): P3 20.5 x 20.7, P4 20.1 x 20.7, M1 18.5 x 20.1, p3 19.5 x 12.5, p4 19.5 x 12.3, m1 18.1 x 10.7