Amerhippus

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Amerhippus
Skull of Amerhippus sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Subgenus: Amerhippus
Hoffstetter, 1950
Type species
Equus andium
Branco, 1883
Species
  • Equus (Amerhippus) andium
  • Equus (Amerhippus) insulatus
  • Equus (Amerhippus) martinei
  • Equus (Amerhippus) neogeus
  • Equus (Amerhippus) santaeelenae
Statue in Osorno
Restoration of hippidiforms with grazing Amerhippus in the background

Amerhippus is an extinct subgenus of Equus which includes several species of horses that lived in South America (Bolivia, Venezuela and Ecuador),[1] living from 2.588 to 0.012 Ma.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prado, J. L.; Alberdi, M. A. T.; De Reyes, M. N. L.; Poiré, D. G.; Canalicchio, J. M. (2013). "New material of Equus (Amerhippus) neogeus (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) from the late Pleistocene of Olavarría (Argentina)". Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen 269 (2): 125. doi:10.1127/0077-7749/2013/0340.  edit