Nannippus westoni Simpson 1930 (hipparionine horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combinations: Merychippus (Merychippus) westoni, Merychippus westoni

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1930. Tertiary Land Mammals of Florida. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 59(3):1-64

Belongs to Nannippus according to B. J. MacFadden 1998

See also Hulbert 1993, Simpson 1930 and Stirton 1940

Sister taxa: Nannippus aztecus, Nannippus beckensis, Nannippus lenticularis, Nannippus minor, Nannippus morgani, Nannippus peninsulatus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Cummer Lumber Company Phosphate Mine, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in Florida

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer


• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida collection)

• Hemphillian of United States (3: Florida)

• Miocene of United States (5: Florida)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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