PaleoDB taxon number: 49839
Alternative combination: Hippodon leonensis
Synonyms: Hippodon barbouri White 1942 (no. 47026), Hippodon vellicans Hay 1924 (no. 47030), Merychippus socius Hay 1924 (no. 48210), Merychippus vellicans Hay 1924 (no. 48220), Parahippus barbouri White 1942 (no. 49832), Parahippus vellicans Hay 1924 (no. 49853)
Full reference: E. H. Sellards. 1916. Fossil vertebrates from Florida: A new Miocene fauna; new Pliocene species; the Pleistocene fauna. Florida State Geological Survey, Annual Report 8:79-119
Sister taxa: none
- Parahippus leonensis: FGS 5084, a partial skeleton (a pennanent tooth from the right upper jaw, probably M', two lower cheek teeth, an astragalus a·nd a first median and a first lateral phalanx). Its type locality is Griscom Plantation, which is in a Miocene marine limestone in the Torreya Formation of Florida.
- Merychippus socius: Its type locality is Garvin Gully, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Oakville Formation of Texas.
- Parahippus barbouri:
- Parahippus vellicans: Its type locality is Garvin Gully, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Oakville Formation of Texas.
Ecology: scansorial insectivore
Average measurements (in mm): P3 16.7 x 19.5, P4 16.9 x 19.8, M1 15.1 x 19.2, p3 15.8 x 12.8, p4 15.8 x 12.8, m1 14.0 x 11.5