Pliohippus potosinus Ferrusquía-Villafranca et al. 2014 (horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Full reference: I. Ferrusquía-Villafranca, J. E. Ruiz-González, E. Martínez-Hernández, J. R. Torres-Hernández, and G. Woolrich-Piña. 2014. A new Miocene local fauna from the Sierra Madre Oriental at San Luis Potosí, Central-East Mexico, and its paleontologic significance. Geobios 47(4):199-220

Belongs to Pliohippus according to I. Ferrusquía-Villafranca et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Pliohippus (Astrohippus), Pliohippus (Pliohippus), Pliohippus bakeri, Pliohippus coalingensis, Pliohippus fossulatus, Pliohippus gracilis, Pliohippus mirabilis, Pliohippus nobilis, Pliohippus pernix, Pliohippus proversus, Pliohippus spectans, Pliohippus tantalus, Pliohippus tehonensis

Type specimen: IGM-7973, a partial skull (rostral fragment with left I1-M3 and right P2-M2). Its type locality is Paso del Águila , which is in a Miocene terrestrial sandstone in the San Nicolás Formation of Mexico.

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution: found only at Paso del Águila

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