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Merychippus insignis Leidy 1856 (horse)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Equidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48183

Alternative combination: Protohippus insignis

Synonyms: Hipparion paniensis Cope 1874 (no. 46996), Hippotherium paniense Cope 1874 (no. 47043), Merychippus paniensis Cope 1874 (no. 48191)

Belongs to Merychippus according to B. J. MacFadden 1998

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

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