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Temporal range: 16.3–10.3 Ma Barstovian to Late Clarendonian
Megahippus mckennai.jpg
Megahippus mckennai fossils
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Subfamily: Anchitheriinae
Genus: Megahippus
McGrew, 1938
  • Megahippus matthewi
  • Megahippus mckennai

Megahippus (Greek: "great" (mega), "horse" (hippos)[1]) is an extinct equid genus belonging to the subfamily Anchitheriinae. As with other members of this subfamily, Megahippus is more primitive than the living horses. It was very large member of the group Anchitheriinae, at 266.2 kg (587 lb) in body mass.[2] Fossil remains of Megahippus have been found across the U.S., from Montana to Florida.



  1. ^ "Glossary. American Museum of Natural History". Archived from the original on 20 November 2021.
  2. ^ Bruce J. MacFadden (1992). Fossil Horses: Systematics, Paleobiology, and Evolution of the Family Equidae. Cambridge University Press. p. 284. ISBN 0521477085. Retrieved 21 September 2022.

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