Group Title: Calippus and protohippus (mammalia, perissodactyla, equidae) from the Miocene (Barstovian-early Hemphillian) of the Gulf Coastal Plain (FLMNH Bulletin v.32, no.3)
Title: Calippus and protohippus (mammalia, perissodactyla, equidae) from the Miocene (Barstovian-early Hemphillian) of the Gulf Coastal Plain
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Title: Calippus and protohippus (mammalia, perissodactyla, equidae) from the Miocene (Barstovian-early Hemphillian) of the Gulf Coastal Plain
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Publication Date: 1988
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 314-318).
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CALIPPUS AND PROTOHIPPUS (MAMMALIA, PERISSODACTYLA, EQUIDAE) FROM THE MIOCENE (BARSTOVIAN-EARLY HEMPHILLIAN) OF THE GULF COASTAL PLAIN
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ABSTRACT SCIENCE1
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Nine species of Calippus and four species of Protohippus are recognized from the late Miocene (late Barstovian to early Hemphillian, from about 14.0 ma to 6.0 ma) of the Gulf Coastal Plain. Two subgenera of Calippus are recognized: C. (Calippus) which includes four small species, C. proplacidus n. comb, (senior synonym of C. francisi), C. placidus. C. regulus and C. elachistus n. sp.; and C. (Grammohippus) n. subgen. which contains five medium-sized species: C. circulus n. comb., C. martini. C. cerasinus n. sp., C. hondurensis n. comb., and C. maccartyi n. sp. Protohippus is a valid genus, not synonymous with nor related to Merychippus sensu stricto, and not ancestral to Pliohippus, Dinohippus, or Equus. Four successive species of Protohippus are recognized from the Gulf Coastal Plain, P. vetus, P. perditus, P. supremus (senior synonym of P. simus), and P. gidlevi n. sp. Eight of these 13 species also ranged north into the Great Plains, and are useful in faunal and chronological correlations between the two regions. Phylogenetic analyses of cranial and dental characters suggest the following hypotheses: (1) Protohippus and Calippus are more closely related to each other than either is to any other equid genus, and the two form a monophyletic group, the Subtribe Protohippina Quinn new rank; (2) Protohippus and Calippus form the sister group to a second monophyletic radiation of hypsodont equids, the equines; and (3) the
*The author is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Florida State Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611.
HULBERT, R.C., JR. 1988. Calippus and Protohippus (Mammalia, Perissodactyla, Equidae) from the Miocene (Barstovian-Early Hemphillian) of the Gulf Coastal Plain. Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci. 32(3):221-340.


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common ancestor shared by protohippines and equines was a relatively small, late Hemingfordian-early Barstovian taxon, dentally of primitive merychippine-grade. In these clades, dental characters are more subject to parallelism than cranial characters, thus the latter are often more useful for deducing phylogenetic relationships.
RESUMEN
Se reconocen nueve especies de Calippus y cuatro especies de Protohippus del Mioceno tardio (Barstoviano tardio hasta Hemphiliano temprano, de aprox. 14.0 ma a 6.0 ma) de la planicie costera del Golfo de Mexico. Se reconocen dos subgeneros de Calippus: C. (Calippus) incluycndo cuatro especies de tamano pcqueno, C. proplacidus comb. n. (sinonimo mayor de C. francisi), C. placidus, C. requlus, y C. elachistus esp. n.; y C. (Grammohippus') subgen. n. que incluye cinco especies de tamano mediano: C. circulus comb, n., C. martini, C. cerasinus esp. n., C. hondurensis comb, n., y C. maccartvi esp. n. Protohippus es un genero valido; no es sinonimo ni pariente cercano de Mervchippus en el sentido estricto, ni es progenitor de Pliohippus, Dinohippus, ni Equus. Cuatro especies sucesivas de Protohippus se reconocen de la planicie costera del golfo, P. vetus, P. perditus, P. supremus (sinonimo mayor de P. simus). y P. gidleyi esp. n. Ocho de estas trece especies se extendian al norte hasta los llanos centrales, y son utiles en correlaciones faunisticas y cronologicas entre las dos regiones. Analisis filogeneticos de caracteristicas craneales y dentales sugieren las siguientes hipotesis: (1) Protohippus y Calippus son mas afines entre si que con cualquier otro genero equido, y los dos forman un grupo monofiletico, la subtribu Protohippina Quinn, rango nuevo; (2) Protohippus y Calippus forman el grupo hermano a una segunda Iinea monofiletica de equidos hipsodontos, los equinos; y (3) el progenitor comun de los protohipinos y equinos era un taxon de tamano relativamente pequeno, del Hemingfordiano tardio o Barstoviano temprano, con dientes del grado merychipino primitive En estas lineas filogeneticas, las caracteristicas dentales son mas sujetas a paralelismo que las caracteristicas craneales; por eso las ultimas son frecuentemente mas utiles para deducir relaciones filogeneticas.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................................. 223
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ............................................................................................................... 225
ABBREVIATIONS ............................................................................................................................. 225
MATERIALS AND METHODS...................................................................................................... 228
SYSTEMATIC PALEONTOLOGY................................................................................................ 231
Calippus............................................................................................................................................ 231
Calippus proplacidus n. comb...................................................................................................... 235
Calippus placidus............................................................................................................................ 243
Calippus regulus ............................................................................................................................. 246
Calippus sp....................................................................................................................................... 249
Calippus elachistus n. sp............................................................................................................... 249
Grammohippus n. subgen............................................................................................................. 254
Calippus circulus n. comb............................................................................................................ 256
Calippus martini.............................................................................................................................. 259
Calippus cerasinus n. sp................................................................................................................ 264
Calippus hondurensis n. comb..................................................................................................... 271
Calippus sp., cf. C. hondurensis .................................................................................................. 275
Calippus maccartvi n. sp............................................................................................................... 276
Protohippus...................................................................................................................................... 281
Protohippus perditus...................................................................................................................... 282
Protohippus supremus................................................................................................................... 286
Protohippus gidlevi n. sp............................................................................................................... 294
PHYLOGENY OF CALIPPUS AND PROTOHIPPUS, AND THEIR
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER EQUID GENERA.......................................... 301
DWARFING EQUID LINEAGES AND CALIPPUS................................................................ 309
BIOCHRONOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY........................................................................ 310
SUMMARY........................................................................................................................................... 311
REFERENCES..................................................................................................................................... 214
TABLES.................................................................................................................................................. 319
INTRODUCTION
This is one of several recently completed studies describing fossil equids from the Late Neogene (Barstovian, Clarendonian, and Hemphillian Land Mammal Ages) of the Gulf Coastal Plain of North America. Previous studies have dealt with Dinohippus and Astrohippus (MacFadden 1986), Pseudhipparion (Webb and Hulbert 1986), Neohipparion (Hulbert 1987b), Cormohippanon and Hipparion (Hulbert 1987c; Hulbert in press), and


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Nannippus (Hulbert 1987a; in prep. A). Together they provide modern revisions of these taxa from this important faunal province, aid in intracontinental biostratigraphic correlation of Gulf Coastal Plain faunas with radiometrically dated faunas from the western United States, and allow greater understanding of equid evolution and paleoecology during a critical period of their history in North America
Protohippus was first described by Leidy (1858) as a subgenus of Equus, but was later given generic status (Leidy 1869). The taxon was widely used until about 1930, with many species referred to it (see e.g. Gidley 1907). McGrew and Meade (1938), and later Stirton (1940), reduced it to the rank of subgenus, within an expanded, horizontal concept of Meiychippus. In their revised classification of the Equidae, M. (Protohippus) was considered ancestral to all equine genera, just as M. (Meiychippus) was thought to give rise (paraphyletically) to all hipparionines. It will be shown that this classification, which relied primarily on upper cheektooth morphology, is incorrect, based on a phylogenetic analysis that additionally includes cranial, incisor, and lower cheektooth characters. However, much of the classification of Gidley (1907) is not falsified by this analysis.
Calippus was first described by Matthew and Stirton (1930) as a subgenus of Protohippus, but was later considered a distinct genus by Stirton (1935; 1940) and subsequent authors. Calippus has often been thought to consist solely of dwarf species of equines, somewhat analogous to the position of Nannippus among hipparionines (Stirton 1940; Simpson 1951). Originally, however, Stirton and co-workers included larger species in Calippus (e.g. C. martini and C. ansae; Stirton 1935; Hesse 1936), a concept Stirton later abandoned. Study of previously undescribed specimens in the Frick Collection of the American Museum of Natural History, including complete skulls and mandibles of most species, indicates that Calippus is indeed a distinct genus characterized by several unique autapomorphies, that it includes both small and moderate-sized species, and that it is more closely related to Protohippus than any other equid genus.
The purpose of this study is to document the systematics and biochronology of Gulf Coastal Plain Calippus and Protohippus, including the recognition of four new species. A second study (Hulbert in prep. B) will examine populations from the Great Plains, and will include detailed descriptions of relatively complete cranial material collected by Morris Skinner and others for Childs Frick (and now housed in the AMNH). Some preliminary discussion of Great Plains material in this report is unavoidable, because: (1) some species are poorly known in the literature, and any referral to them must be justified by reference to types, topotypes, or specimens from near the type locality; (2) some populations from the Gulf Coastal Plain are referable to described Great Plains taxa, but these species need to be transferred to Calippus or Protohippus from another genus; or (3) specimens


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of previously undescribed taxa are known from both geographic provinces, and because of better quality, that from the Great Plains is chosen to be the type, or contributes characters not observed in Gulf Coastal Plain material.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The following individuals and institutions allowed me access and permission to study their collections during the course of this study: R. H. Tedford and M. J. Novacek, AMNH; E. L. Lundelius and W. A. Langston, TMM; R. M. Hunt and M. R. Voorhies, UNSM; C. E. Ray, USNM; G. E. Schultz, PPM; J. H. Hutchison, UCMP; and D. P. Whistler, LACM. Jack Wilson (TMM) was a helpful source of information about Texas Gulf Coast biostratigraphy. Ron and Pat Love and Jim Shimfessel graciously notified the FSM of fossils discovered on their respective properties, and allowed museum field crews to excavate additional specimens. Specimens used in this study were donated to the Florida State Museum by Rick Carter, Donald Crissinger, John Waldrop, Frank Garcia, James Ranson, Jeffrey Walker, Robert Summers, Steve Everett, George Hcslep and Joe Larned. Figures 6, 11-12, 15A-15B, 15G-15H, 17-22, and 24- 25 were skillfully drawn by Wendy Zomlefer; Figures 5, 9, 13-14, and 15C-15F by Gerald Masters; and Figures 4 and 23 by staff artists of the AMNH and used with the permission of R. Tedford. Earlier versions of this study were critically read by S. David Webb, Bruce MacFadden, R.H. Tedford, and M.O. Woodburne. Other input was provided by Gary Morgan, Ann Pratt, Steve Emslie and David Wright. The Love Site, which forms the core of my research of late Miocene cquids from Florida, was excavated and curated with the support of NSF grants to Drs. Webb and MacFadden. Support for this study was provided by a research assistantship from the Department of Zoology, University of Florida, and from NSF Grant BSR-8515003 to Dr. MacFadden. This is University of Florida Contribution to Paleobiology No. 253.
ABBREVIATIONS
AMNH Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, American Museum of
Natural History, New York. ANSP Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. F:AM Frick Collection, housed with AMNH collection. MHNES Museo de Historia Natural de El Salvador. PPM Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas. TAMU Texas A & M University collection, now housed with TMM
collection.
TMM Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas, Austin. UCMP University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley.


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UF Vertebrate Paleontology Collection, Florida State Museum, University
of Florida, Gainesville. UF/FGS Florida Geological Survey Collection, now housed with UF
collection.
UNSM University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln. USNM National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
WM Walker Museum Collection, now housed at the Field Museum of
Natural History, Chicago. WT West Texas State University Collection, housed in the PPM. R, L right, left. I/i upper/lower incisor. C/c upper/lower canine.
P/p upper/lower premolar (e.g. P4 is an upper fourth premolar). M/m upper/lower molar (e.g. m2 is a lower second molar). D/d upper/lower deciduous tooth (e.g. dp2 is a deciduous lower second premolar).
P34, p34, DP34, dp34, M12, ml2 collective terms for indistinguishable
isolated teeth (e.g. P34 refers to upper third and fourth premolars). DPOF dorsal preorbital fossa (= lacrimal or nasomaxillary fossa), assoc. associated, s.s. sensu stricto. s.l. sensu lato. l.f. local fauna.
ma mega-anna, millions of years before present on the radioisotopic
timescale. FL Florida. NE Nebraska. TX Texas. x sample mean. 5 sample standard deviation, n sample size.
V sample coefficient of variation. OR observed range of a sample.
Abbreviations of dental measurements. Those in uppercase refer to upper dentitions; lowercase to lowers (measurements taken on occlusal surfaces are illustrated in Fig. 1).
APL maximum anteroposterior length, excluding the ectoloph and hypocone.
BAPL anteroposterior length at the base of the crown. TRW transverse width from mesostyle to lingual-most part of the protocone.


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Figure 1. Schematic occlusal views of upper and lower cheekteeth of equids demonstrating nomenclature and measurements used in this study. A. Upper left second premolar (anterior to left, labial up): 1, anterostyle (found on P2s and DP2s only); 2, hypoconal groove; 3, hypocone; 4, parastyle; 5, mesostyle; 6, metastyle; 7, pli caballin; 8, pli hypostyle; 9, pli postfossette; 10, pli prefossette; 11, pli protoloph; 12, postfosette; 13, prefossette; 14, prefossette loop; 15, preprotoconal groove; 16, protocone; 17, protoselene. B. Upper right third or fourth premolar (P34) showing the four measurements taken on the occlusal surface of upper cheekteeth: 1, APL, maximum anteroposterior length, excluding the ectoloph and hypocone; 2, TRW, transverse width from mesostyle to lingual-most part of protocone; 3, PRL, maximum protocone length, excluding spur or connections to protoselene or hypocone (if present); 4, PRW, protocone width perpendicular to PRL. C. Lower left molar (ml2, anterior to left, lingual up): 1, antisthmus; 2, ectoflexid; 3, ectostylid (generally found only on deciduous premolars); 4, entoconid; 5, entoflexid; 6, hypoconid; 7, hypoconulid; 9, linguaflexid; 10, metaconid; 11, metaflexid; 12, metastylid; 13, paralophid; 14, pli caballinid; 15, postisthmus; 16, protoconid; 17, protostylid. D. Lower right third or fourth premolar (p34) showing the five measurements taken on the occlusal surface of lower cheekteeth: 1, apl, maximum anteroposterior length, excluding protostylid; 2, atw, anterior width from metaconid to protoconid; 3, ptw, posterior width from metastylid to hypoconid; 4, mml, metaconid-metastylid length; 5, entl, length of entoflexid; 8, isthmus, the combined antisthmus and postisthmus when the ectoflexid is shallow.


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PRL maximum length of the protocone, excluding spur and connection to protoselene.
PRW maximum width of the protocone perpendicular to PRL.
MSCH crown height measured from the occlusal surface to the base of the
crown along the mesostyle. UTRL upper toothrow length from the anterior-most projection of the P2
to the posterior-most part of the M3. UDL upper postcanine diastema length, measured between the alveoli of
the C and the P2 (excludes DPI if present). ROC radius of curvature of the mesostyle.
apl maximum anteroposterior length from the paralophid to the hypoconulid.
bapl anteroposterior length at the base of the crown, atw transverse width from the protoconid to the metaconid. ptw transverse width from the hypoconid to the metastylid. entl anteroposterior length of the entoflexid.
mml length from the anterior-most point of the metaconid to the posterior-most point of the metastylid.
mcch crown height measured from the occlusal surface to the base of the crown along the metaconid.
ltrl lower toothrow length measured from the anterior-most part of the p2 to the posterior-most point of the m3.
ldl lower postcanine diastema length measured between the alveoli of the c and p2 (excluding dpi if present).
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Gulf Coastal Plain terrestrial vertebrate faunas from both Texas and Florida range in age from the Arikareean to the Recent (Tedford and Hunter 1984); the taxa under study here are from the later half of the Miocene (about 14 to 6 ma). This study includes all material referable to Calippus and Protohippus from Florida housed in the UF, UF/FGS, RAM, and USNM collections. Principal included faunas from Florida are (Fig. 2): (1) a number of sites from lower horizons in the Bone Valley Formation (Bradley and Agricola Faunas, late Barstovian and latest Barstovian-early Clarendonian, respectively; Bone Valley faunal names follow Webb and Hulbert 1986 and Waldrop and Webb in prep.); (2) the Archer Fauna, latest Clarendonian-early Hemphillian (includes the following sites or local faunas: Love Site, McGehee Farm, Pareners Branch Site, Coffrin Creek, Mixson's Bone Bed, and Haile 19A); (3) the Moss Acres Racetrack Site (early Hemphillian; Hulbert 1987b); (4) the Withlacoochee River UF locality 4A (late early


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Hemphillian; Becker 1985); and (5) the Manatee County Dam Site (late early Hemphillian; Webb and Tessman 1968). Currently, no specimens referable to either Calippus or Protohippus can be undoubtably demonstrated to have originated from the classic latest Hemphillian (early Pliocene) upper Bone Valley Fauna.
Specimens of Protohippus and Calippus from the late Burkeville, Cold Spring, and Lapara Creek Faunas of the Texas Gulf Coastal Plain were also extensively studied. Quinn (1955) and Forsten (1975) have previously described the same material, and Tedford and Hunter (1984) have recently summarized the age and geological context of these faunas. When available, samples of cheekteeth from all faunas were measured to examine quantitative variation within and among taxa.
Figure 2. Map of northern and central peninsular Florida (between 27' and 30 N) depicting approximate locations of some of the fossil sites mentioned in the text. A: Phosphoria and Hookers Prairie Mines, Polk County. B: Love Site, Alachua County. C: Coffrin Creek and other Gainesville sites, Alachua County. D: Nichols Mine, Polk County. E: Pareners Branch Site, Alachua County. F: McGehee Farm and Haile sites, Alachua County. G: Mixson's Bone Bed, Levy County. H: Moss Acres Racetrack Site, Marion County. I: Withlacoochee River Site 4A, Marion-Citrus county line. J: Manatee County Dam Site, Manatee County.


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As in previous studies (Hulbert 1987a; Hulbert 1987b; Webb and Hulbert 1986), comparative fossil material from other geographic areas, notably the Great Plains, was also examined. As noted above, this is not an exhaustive survey of Calippus and Protohippus from the Great Plains. Rather, large measurable samples were obtained from major faunas or localities (e.g. the Burge, Minnechaduza and Clarendon faunas) for statistical and morphological comparison with Gulf Coastal Plain specimens. Skulls are much more common from these faunas than those of the Gulf Coastal Plain; as will be documented below, use of cranial characters is essential for proper reconstruction of the phylogeny of protohippine equids. For the sake of completeness, cranial features are included in generic and specific diagnoses, even though they are based primarily on specimens from the Great Plains. During the course of this study, specimens of Calippus, Protohippus, and equines from the Great Plains were examined from the following collections: F:AM, AMNH, TMM, PPM, UNSM, and UCMP.
Methods employed are identical to those of Hulbert (1987b) and Webb and Hulbert (1986). Species assignments were determined by comparison with topotypic samples and those from large faunas, and are primarily based on qualitative dental and cranial features and quantitative analyses of cheekteeth. All measurements were taken to the nearest 0.1 mm with dial calipers on the occlusal surface (exclusive of cement, see Fig. 1), except for crown heights, and basal tooth lengths (BAPL and bapl) which were measured at the base of the crown. Radius of curvature was measured along the mesostyle following the methods of Skinner and Taylor (1967). Standard equid dental nomenclature is used (Fig. 1), and generally follows MacFadden (1984a, fig. 4) and Stirton (1941). Pli entoflexid refers to the posterolingual enamel projection from the isthmus into the entoflexid (=pli hypoconid of Quinn [1955]), a common (primitive) feature in protohippines. The following terms are used informally to collectively refer to monophyletic groups of equid genera: hipparionine, Neohipparion, Pseudhippaiion, Nannippus, Cormohipparion, Hipparion, and Old World derivatives; protohippine, Calippus, and Protohippus; and equine, Pliohippus, Astrohippus, Dinohippus, Equus, Onohippidium, and Hippidion. The first tooth in the upper cheektooth series is referred to as the DPI; it erupts with the other deciduous teeth, is not replaced, and commonly remains with the permanent dentition (Skinner and Taylor 1967). A vestigial, single-rooted dpi is sometimes found on juvenile rami of protohippines, but not in adult specimens. In species diagnoses, the range given for toothrow length refers to values of UTRL and ltrl commonly observed in mature individuals (and not that of extremely young adults or very old individuals, which typically have longer or shorter toothrow lengths, respectively). Also, "unworn molar crown height" refers to MSCH of M12 and mcch of ml2; and not to either the M3 or m3. Durations and boundaries of North American Land Mammal Ages follow the


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recommendations of Tedford and Hunter (1984) and Tedford et al. (in press).
SYSTEMATIC PALEONTOLOGY
ORDER PERISSODACTYLA OWEN, 1848 FAMILY EQUIDAE GRAY, 1821 SUBFAMILY EQUINAE STEINMANN AND DODERLEIN, 1890 TRIBE EQUINI QUINN, 1955 amended SUBTRIBE PROTOHIPPINA QUINN, 1955 new rank
GENUS Calippus MATTHEW AND STIRTON, 1930
Type Species. Calippus (Calippus)placidus (Leidy), 1858.
Included Subgenera. C. (Calippus) and C. (Grammohippus) n. subgen.
Revised Generic Diagnosis. Very small to medium-sized equids, with toothrow lengths less than 140 mm. DPOF long, relatively shallow, not pocketed; or absent. Malar fossa absent. Muzzle region greatly expanded (width 45% or greater than UTRL), with relatively large I12/il2. First and second incisors positioned in a straight row of four teeth, with the I3/i3 angled sharply posteriorly. Postcanine diastema relatively short. Cheekteeth moderate to extremely hypsodont. Upper cheekteeth with elongate or oval protocones broadly connected to protoselene (very rarely isolated in early wear), generally simple fossettes with plications absent or limited to early wear-stages, and single, unbranched pli caballins that fade with wear and are typically much stronger on premolars than molars. Lower cheekteeth typically with relatively non-persistent lingual flexids, shallow premolar ectoflexids, and lacking plications (except for pli entoflexids in early wear-stages) and pli caballinids. Deciduous lower premolars lack ectostylids.
Chronologic and Geographic Distribution. Early late Barstovian through late early Hemphillian (about 14.5 to 6.0 ma), although most abundant and diverse during the Clarendonian. Widespread in North America east of the Rocky Mountains, ranging from Florida to Texas, north through the Great Plains to South Dakota, and south to Honduras.
Discussion. The genus Calippus is here recognized by its unique, highly derived muzzle morphology (Figs. 3 and 4), which along with other cranial and dental characters distinguish it from all other equid genera. The failure of prior studies (e.g. Stirton 1940) to recognize this can be attributed to the rarity of complete specimens, i.e. associated premaxillae and maxillae or mandibles with symphyses. Only the Frick Collection contains a sufficient


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Figure 3. Relationship between upper toothrow length and muzzle width for various equid species. A-O are taxa judged to have normal (i.e. unexpanded) muzzles and are plotted to indicate baseline values for muzzle width relative to body size (here represented by toothrow length). A, Mesohippus barbouri; B, "Mervchippus" primus; C, Mervchippus insignis; D, Cormohipparion sphenodus; E, Cormohipparion occidentale; F, "Mervchippus" republicanus; G, Neohipparion affine; H, Pseudhipparion retrusum; I, Pseudhipparion gratum; J, "Mervchippus" isonesus; K, Pliohippus mirabilis; L, Pliohippus pernix; M, Dinohippus leidvanus: N, D. interpolatus; O. Equus grevyi. The least squares regression line fitted to these 15 points has an equation of y = 0.362x + 0.457, with a correlation coefficient of 0.967. The remaining eight points (1-8) are of taxa with relatively expanded muzzles: 1, Protohippus perditus; 2, Protohippus supremus; 3, Calippus (Grammohippus) martini: 4, C. (G.) maccartvi (muzzle width estimated from mandibular symphysis); 5, C. (G.) sp. from the Hemphillian of the Great Plains; 6, C. (Calippus) proplacidus; 7, C. (C.) placidus; and 8, C. (C.) regulus. Of these, the most primitive is P. perditus whose muzzle width falls within the observed range of normal equids. However, it is relatively expanded when compared to contemporary equines such as Pliohippus mirabilis (K). All points are mean values for each species, taken on mature (but not extremely heavily worn) individuals, and when available on equal numbers of each sex. Muzzle width measured across I3s, toothrow length from P2 to M3.


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number of relatively complete crania of most of the species of Calippus to allow recognition of the systematic importance of the anterior skull region.
Two monophyletic species-groups of Calippus are recognized: the smaller-sized taxa that traditionally comprise the genus, and a number of medium-sized species classically referred to Astrohippus or Pliohippus. Both groups lack malar fossae, a derived feature present in Pliohippus (MacFadden 1984b\215-211) and Astrohippus (Matthew and Stirton 1930:361; MacFadden 1984b:277). These two genera have normal (i.e. primitive) equid diastema lengths, incisor morphologies, and muzzle widths relative to their body size (Fig. 3). The two species-groups of Calippus are here formally recognized as subgenera, C. (Calippus) and C. (Grammohippus) n. subgen.
Quinn (1955) divided the Equinae into four tribes, Hipparionini, Equini, Calippini and Protohippini. Cladistic analysis (see phylogenetic section) suggests that only two of these tribes should be recognized, the Hipparionini (includes hipparionine genera listed above plus some merychippine-grade species of uncertain generic affiliation) and the Equini. The Equini is here considered to consist of all of the taxa originally included by Quinn (1955; Equus sensu lato and Dinohippus), as well as all genera he placed in the tribes Protohippini and Calippini (except Pseudhipparion = Griphippus which is a hipparionine, and Hippodon which is a nomen dubium). As demonstrated below, Calippus and Protohippus form a strictly monophyletic clade of hypsodont equids, here designated to constitute the Subtribe Protohippina Quinn new rank.
SUBGENUS Calippus (Calippus) MATTHEW AND STIRTON, 1930
Type Species.- C. (C.)placidus (Leidy), 1858.
Included Species. C. (C.) proplacidus (Osborn), 1918 n. comb.; C. (C.) regulus Johnston, 1937; and C. (C.) elachistus n. sp.
Revised Subgeneric Diagnosis. Relatively very small, hypsodont equids with UTRL and ltrl less than 105 mm. Elongate, elliptical protocones that connect immediately to the protoselene at onset of wear. Pli caballin single, relatively small or absent; absent or only present in very early wear-stages of molars; usually present through middle wear-stages of premolars. Upper cheekteeth relatively straight; styles reduced; shallow hypoconal groove closed by a hypostylar fold in early or middle wear-stages, lost or persists as an isolated fossette in advanced wear-stages. Protostylids present on p3-m3 and dp3-dp4. Muzzle width relatively very broad, exceeds 50% of UTRL.


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Chronologic and Geographic Distribution. Early late Barstovian to middle Clarendonian of Great Plains and Texas Gulf Coastal Plain; late Barstovian through early Hemphillian of Florida.
Discussion. C. (Calippus) includes all species traditionally placed in Calippus (e.g. Stirton 1940; Quinn 1955; Webb 1969). They are among the smallest of advanced, hypsodont equids; being matched in size only by some species of Pseudhipparion (Webb and Hulbert 1986) and smaller individuals of Nannippus minor. The phylogeny of this group is therefore of interest, as decreases in body size are rare among equid lineages (Romer 1949; MacFadden 1987). In addition to smaller size, members of C. (Calippus) generally differ from those of C. (Grammohippus) n. subgen. in their straighter upper cheekteeth, simpler fossettes, weaker pli caballins, and well developed protostylids on lower cheekteeth (except p2).
Calippus (Calippus) proplacidus (OSBORN), 1918 new combination Figs. 5, 6A-6B; Tables 1-3
Protohippus proplacidus OSBORN 1918:139-141 (in part). Meiychippus francisi HAY 1924:9; STIRTON 1940:181; HESSE 1943:168-169, 171.
Meiychippus proplacidus (Osborn), STIRTON 1940:182; GALBREATH 1953:105.
Calippus francisi (Hay), QUINN 1955:27-30; WEBB 1969:82; FORSTEN 1975:41-44.
Type Specimen.- AMNH 9115B, palate with L DP1-DP2 and R DP1-DP4, Ml (unerupted) and assoc. L and R rami with dp2-dp4 (Osborn 1918, fig. 112).
Type Locality and Horizon. Sand Canyon Fauna, Logan Co., Colorado. Ogallala Group (late Barstovian, about 12 to 13 ma).
Revised Distribution. Late Barstovian of northeastern Colorado, Nebraska, and the Gulf Coastal Plain of Texas and Florida.
Referred Specimens. Sand Canyon Fauna, Logan Co., Colorado: AMNH 9038, dp3 (one of three paratypes listed by Osborn 1918:140).
Devils Gulch Horse Quarry, Brown Co., NE (Skinner and Johnson 1984:282): RAM 60443, 60439 2 skulls; 60438 assoc. skull and mandible; 60442, 60444, 60445, 60446 4 maxillae; 114088 assoc. R and L mandibles with deciduous dentition.
Cold Spring Fauna. Noble Farm Local Fauna, Grimes Co., TX: TAMU 3013 R DP34; 3014-3015 2 LP34; 2390 (holotype, C. francisi), 3016-3017 3 L


Figure 5. Occlusal views of cheekteeth of C. (Calippus) proplacidus from the Cold Spring Fauna, Texas (late Barstovian). A-B. Noble Farm site, Grimes County. A. TAMU 2390, L M12, holotype of C. francisi (Hay). B. TAMU 3016, L M12. C-E. Cold Spring local fauna, San Jacinto County. C. TMM 31219-309, L P34. D. TMM 31219-95, R ml2. E. TMM 31219-302, Lml2.


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M12; 3018 L M3. Cold Spring Local Fauna, San Jacinto Co., TX: TMM 31219-143, -165 2 R P2; -307, -308 2 R P34; -309-313 5 LP34; -25, -314-318 6 R M12; -53, -67, -91, -319-323 8 L M12; -324, -325 2 L M3; -286 R mandible with ml-m3; -240 L mandible with p4-m3; -10 L mandible with p3,dp4,ml; -110 assoc. R m2-m3; TAMU 3005 R dp2; TMM 31219-290, -291 2 R p2; -283, -292-294 4 L p2; -202, -296 2 R p34; -52, -295, TAMU 3004 3 L p34; TMM 31219-11, -63, -95, -297-299 6 R ml2; -122, -162, -300-302 5 L ml2; -114, -196, -305, -306 4 R m3; -106, -303, -304 3 L m3. Sam Houston Local Fauna, San Jacinto Co., TX: TMM 31191-12, -29 2 L M12. Goodrich Local Fauna, Polk Co., TX: TMM 31183-63 and -49 assoc. palate with R and L DP1-M3 and R mandible with p2-m3. Chapel Hill Site, Washington Co., TX: TMM 31272-35 R M12.
Lower Agricola Fauna. Red Zone, Phosphoria Mine, Polk Co., FL: UF 28442, 28443, 28467, 28469-28471, 28474 2 deciduous and 5 permanent upper cheekteeth; UF 28452 L ml2. TRO locality F7201, Kingsford Mine, Polk Co.,FL: UF 55938 LP34.
Ashville Local Fauna, Jefferson Co., FL: UF/FGS V-6101, -6125 2 L P34; -6064 R M12; -6117 L M12; -6061 L ml2.
Revised Diagnosis. Small equid with toothrow lengths of about 95 to 102 mm and unworn molar crown heights about 40 mm. Larger than C. regulus or C. elachistus, and with better developed styles and fossette plications. Less hypsodont, shallower linguaflexids, and less elongated metaconids and metastylids than C.placidus.
Description. Calippus proplacidus has many distinctive characters that it shares with other members of the subgenus, including relatively small size (Figs. 5, 7, and 8; Tables 1-3), weak pli caballin, simple fossettes, lack of a malar fossa, protostylids on lower cheekteeth, and ectostylids absent on dp2-dp4. The maximum length of the unworn DPI of AMNH 9115B is 8.0 mm. Three specimens from the Devil's Gulch Horse Quarry have DPI lengths of 8.1, 8.2 and 9.0 mm (RAM 60439, 60443 and 60442, respectively), and a Cold Spring specimen (TMM 31183-63) has a DPI length of 8.8 mm. The lower toothrow length (dp2-dp4) of the holotype is 59.8 mm. RAM 114088, from the Devil's Gulch Horse Quarry, that is in the same very early wear-stage as AMNH 9115B, has a length of 59.1 mm. Toothrow lengths of juvenile rami of C. regulus are smaller; RAM 114178 and F:AM 60428 from McAdams Quarry, Clarendon Fauna, measure 52.3 and 52.9 mm, and RAM 60495 and F:AM 60496, from Lucht Quarry, Burge Fauna, 55.9 and 56.1 mm.
The series of skulls from the Devil's Gulch Horse Quarry allows description of the facial morphology of C. proplacidus (Hulbert in prep. B). The DPOF is usually large and shallow, with a moderate posterior rim. The fossa blends into the surrounding facial region anteriorly and ventrally. The preorbital bar is relatively narrow. The ventral portion of the face lacks a malar fossa.


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The cheekteeth of C. proplacidus (Tables 1-3; Fig. 5) have been previously well described by Quinn (1955) and Forsten (1975:42-43) as C. francisi for the Cold Spring sample. Specimens from Florida (Figs. 6A and 6B) and Nebraska generally conform to their observations. However, Forsten (1975:43) noted that her sample included teeth with up to 14 fossette plications, about twice the maximum I observed. Probably her sample was heterogeneous and included specimens of the similarly sized, but more complex, Hipparion shirleyi. Based on F:AM 60442, TMM 31183-63 and 31183-91, unworn or slightly worn MSCHs of C. proplacidus are about 29 mm for P2 and 35 to 40 mm for P3-M2. C.proplacidus is significantly much larger in occlusal dimensions than C. regulus or C. elachistus, but about the same size as C.placidus (Figs. 7-8; Tables 1-2). Upper cheekteeth are characterized by relatively strong (for the subgenus) styles, including small metastyles on some individuals (Figs. 5B-5C, 6A-6B). The protocone is usually connected to the protoselene at the onset of wear, although very slightly worn P34s may have isolated protocones with large spurs (e.g. UF 28443, F:AM 60445). The long axis of the protocone is oriented slightly anterolabial-posterolingually. The protocone occasionally connects to the hypocone in well worn molars. As described by Forsten (1975), the hypoconal groove is closed by a hypostylar fold, generally in the upper quarter of the crown, but may remain as an isolated lake until late wear before disappearing (Figs. 5A-5B). A few specimens (e.g. UF 28469) retain the primitive condition of an open hypoconal groove until moderate to late wear-stages. Fossette plications are relatively complex for a Calippus, with a single, small pli protoloph (that rapidly disappears with wear) and a somewhat more persistent single pli hypostyle. The internal fossette margins usually have one or two shallow plications that disappear by middle wear-stages.
Lower cheekteeth of C. proplacidus (Table 2) generally resemble others of the subgenus. The lingual flexids, especially the linguaflexid, are more poorly developed and less persistent than those of C. placidus, but somewhat more advanced than those of C. regulus (Figs. 5D-5E; Quinn 1955, plate 4.6). A strong pli entoflexid is observed in early wear-stages. Protostylids appear on the occlusal surface shortly after the onset of wear on the p3-m3.
Discussion. Osborn (1918) based "Meiychippus" proplacidus on a nearly unworn, associated upper and lower juvenile dentition, and listed it as a member of his Sand Canyon Fauna. Galbreath (1953) and Tedford et al. (in press) have discussed the biostratigraphy of Miocene deposits in northeastern Colorado. Tedford et al. (in press) concluded that the Sand Canyon Fauna is equivalent to both the Vim-Peetz and Kennesaw local faunas of Galbreath (1953), and that it dates from about 13 to 12 ma. They list among its chronologic equivalents local faunas in the Crookston Bridge and Devil's Gulch Members of the Valentine Formation in Nebraska, and the Cold Spring Fauna of southeastern Texas. As noted by Galbreath (1953),


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despite the late wear-stage the specimen retains traces of pli caballins, the fossettes still bear some plications, and the linguaflexids are still moderately deep. AMNH 9037, an assemblage of seven associated right and left lower cheekteeth (plus incisors and fragments), while referable to Calippus, is too small to be included in C. proplacidus, but resembles primitive, late Barstovian representatives of C. regulus from the Devil's Gulch and Burge Faunas in size and morphology.
Meiychippus francisi was described from an isolated upper molar (TAMU 2390, Fig. 5A) by Hay (1924) and subsequently referred to Calippus by Quinn (1955). The fauna from the type locality (Noble Farm, Grimes Co., Texas) includes Gomphotherium (Hesse 1943); thus its age is no older than late Barstovian (Tedford et al. in press). Other specimens referred and figured by Hay (1924) as M. francisi, including a P2 and a m3, probably do not represent the same species as the type. Hesse (1943), Quinn (1955), and Forsten (1975) described additional material of C. francisi from other sites in the Cold Spring Fauna, including some relatively complete dentitions. The Cold Spring population is morphologically indistinguishable from Great Plains samples of C. proplacidus, but on average smaller (Tables 1 and 2). Until larger samples of more complete material are recovered from the Gulf Coastal Plain, C. proplacidus must be regarded as the senior synonym of C. francisi. Forsten (1975:41-42) also referred a few isolated teeth from some Upper Burkeville Fauna sites (early late Barstovian) in the Texas Gulf Coastal Plains sequence to C. proplacidus. These are more primitive than referred Cold Spring or Devil's Gulch specimens; e.g. a slightly worn Ml (TMM 40070-26) has a MSCH of only 32.4 mm. The older material is inadequate to document specific identity with C. proplacidus, but is referable to C. (Calippus) and indicates that the two subgenera of Calippus had diverged by about 14 ma.
Specimens from Florida referable to C. proplacidus (Figs. 6A-6B; Table 3) have been collected in situ from the lower part of the Bone Valley Formation in the Phosphoria Mine. There they were found stratigraphically below another terrestrial vertebrate fauna (Waldrop and Webb in prep.). This younger fauna (the Gray Zone) correlates well with the Lapara Creek Fauna of Texas (early Clarendonian), and includes Pseudhipparion curtivallum (Webb and Hulbert 1986), Cormohipparion sphenodus, Calippus martini (see p. 260 below) and Protohippus supremus. The older fauna (the Red Zone) includes, besides C. proplacidus, Cormohipparion sphenodus (more primitive than Gray Zone specimens; Hulbert in press), Calippus sp. (see p. 247 below), "Meiychippus" sp., and Pliohippus sp. near P. mirabilis. The Red Zone fauna is probably late Barstovian, and thus approximately contemporaneous with other known occurrences of C. proplacidus. The dimensions of the Red Zone specimens (Table 3) are similar to, or slightly smaller than, those from the Cold Spring Fauna, but are otherwise indistinguishable. A few isolated teeth


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from the Ashville local fauna (Olsen 1964) are also referable to C. proplacidus. Although poorly preserved, they appear to have better developed styles and are larger than C. regulus. Tedford and Hunter (1984) date the Ashville local fauna at about 12.5 to 13 ma, and regard it as chronologically equivalent to portions of the Cold Spring Fauna.


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Calippus (Calippus) placidus (LEIDY), 1869 Fig. 9; Tables 1-2
Protohippus placidus LEIDY 1869:277-279 (in part); GIDLEY 1906:140-142 (in part); GIDLEY 1907:887 (in part); OSBORN 1918:133-136.
Protohippus (Calippus) placidus Leidy, MATTHEW and STIRTON 1930:354.
Calippus placidus (Leidy), STIRTON 1940:188; QUINN 1955:39-40; WEBB 1969:79-82 (in part).
Calippus optimus QUINN 1955:35-38.
Astrohippus curtivallis QUINN 1955:40-42 (in part).
Pliohippus (Astrohippus) martini (Hesse), GREEN 1956:161 (in part).
Calippus anatinus Quinn, WEBB 1969:82 (in part).
Lectotype Specimen.- USNM 621, L P2 (Osborn 1918, fig. 106). Selected from type series by Gidley (1907).
Type Locality and Horizon. Collected from deposits along "the Niobrara River" (Leidy 1869:277). Presumably Minnechaduza Fauna (Ash Hollow Formation) of northern Nebraska (see Webb 1969 and below).
Revised Distribution. Clarendonian (about 11.5 to 9.5 ma) of northern and southern Great Plains, and Texas Gulf Coastal Plain.
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Referred Gulf Coastal Plain Specimens. Lapara Creek Fauna. Buckner Ranch, Bee Co., TX: TMM 30896-528, -530 assoc. palate with R and L P2-M3 and R mandible with p3-m3 (type, C. optimus Quinn); -200 assoc. R.P4-M2; -187 DP2-M1; -479 R mandible with dp2-ml; -419 assoc. R DP2-DP4. George West Site, Live Oak Co., TX: TMM 30936-160 L P34; -353 L P34; -80 R P34. Bridge Estate Site, Bee Co., TX: TMM 31132-105 assoc. L P3-M2;-617 R M12. Farish Ranch Site, Bee Co., TX: TMM 31081-75 R P2; -1375 R M12; -1139 R M3. (Hulbert in prep. B documents relatively complete material of C. placidus from the northern and southern Great Plains.)
Revised Diagnosis. Small equid with toothrow lengths of about 95 to 105 mm; unworn molar crown heights about 51 mm. DPOF long, oval and relatively deep (for a Calippus). Higher-crowned teeth than C. proplacidus. Larger than C. regulus and C. elachistus, with more complex fossettes, deeper linguaflexids, and a larger, moderate-sized DPI.
Description. As described by Hulbert (in prep. B), C. placidus lacks a true malar fossa, as do all members of the genus, although a shallow depression on the malar bone is occasionally observed. Incisor morphology is typical for the genus, 112 and il2 in straight rows across a broad, squared-off muzzle. The width of the muzzle (measured across the I3s) is about 55% of the UTRL (Fig. 3).
Upper cheekteeth of C. placidus (Table 1) have, in early wear-stages, relatively large pli caballins on the premolars, but they are absent or small on the molars. Protocones are elongate, and connected to the protoselene (Fig. 9). The hypoconal groove remains open, or is present as an isolated lake through at least two-thirds of the total crown height. Fossette plications are shallow and primarily restricted to the posterior half of the prefossette (one to three) and the anterior half of the postfossette (one or two). Older individuals tend to lack all plications. Unworn MSCH is about 33 mm for P2s, 47 mm for P34s and 51 mm for M12s. Deciduous premolars have elongate, obliquely oriented protocones broadly connected to protoselene; open hypoconal grooves until late wear; simple fossettes; and small or absent pli caballins. The anterostyle of the DP2 is not large and is broadly connected to the rest of the tooth.
Lower cheekteeth of C. placidus (Table 2) show notable advancement from the primitive Calippus-grade, with relatively elongated metaconids and metastylids, increased depth and persistence of the lingual flexids, some flattening of the labial borders, and a minor reduction in depth of the ectoflexid in slightly worn molars (Quinn 1955, plate 6.1). No enamel plications except the protostylid are present in moderately worn teeth (pli entoflexid having disappeared). Lower deciduous premolars (e.g. TMM 30896-479; Quinn 1955, plate 6.3) also have moderately elongated, well separated metaconids and metastylids, and lack ectostylids.


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Discussion. Calippus placidus has had a very tortuous taxonomic history, due in part to an inadequate lectotype and no knowledge as to the stratigraphic horizon of the type series. Moderate to heavily worn teeth of C. placidus are not easily differentiated from equally worn specimens of Pseudhipparion gratum (Cope 1892; Quinn 1955; Webb 1969; Webb and Hulbert 1986), a similarly sized equid with which C. placidus coexisted in the Clarendonian of Nebraska and South Dakota. Leidy's (1869) type series of ten isolated teeth includes specimens referable to both taxa (e.g. Leidy 1869, plate 18, figs. 40, 43, and 44 are C. placidus; figs. 39, 41, 47, and 48 are P. gratum), and others which are indeterminant. Leidy (1869:279) himself recognized that some of the specimens listed above could represent P. gratum. Gidley (1906; 1907) attempted to better characterize C. placidus by referring specimens to it from Big Springs Canyon, South Dakota, as "neotypes." Unfortunately, as noted by Webb (1969), all of Gidley's material is referable to Pseudhipparion, not Calippus. When Matthew and Stirton (1930) named Calippus, with Protohippus placidus as the subgenotypic species, they stated that it originated from the Valentine Formation of Nebraska. Quinn (1955), while correctly recognizing its presence in the Clarendon and Lapara Creek Faunas, also stated that C. placidus was from the Valentine. Webb (1969), however, concluded that the type series was not from the Barstovian Valentine Formation, but from the overlying Ash Hollow Formation (his Minnechaduza Fauna), and referred five additional specimens to C. placidus. The evidence for this derives from the type series including P. gratum, an Ash Hollow Formation taxon, rather than P. retrusum, the corresponding Valentine Formation species (Webb 1969; Webb and Hulbert 1986). I agree with Webb (1969) that C. placidus occurs in the Cap Rock and the lower part of the Merritt Dam Members of the Ash Hollow Formation of Nebraska (Hulbert in prep. B). There it is found in Iithosympatry with Pseudhipparion gratum, Cormohipparion occidentale, Neohipparion affine, Hipparion tehonense, Nannippus n. sp., Calippus martini, Protohippus suprcmus, and Pliohippus pemix; a typical, diverse middle Clarendonian equid assemblage. Webb (1969, fig. 20b) also referred specimens from the upper Merritt Dam Member (Xmas-Kat Quarry Zone) to C. placidus. These specimens are referable instead to Pseudhipparion skinneri (Webb and Hulbert 1986). The subgenus C. (Calippus) is apparently absent from the Xmas-Kat Fauna, and all younger faunas of the Great Plains.
Quinn (1955) recognized four small protohippine species in the Lapara Creek Fauna: C. anatimts; C. optimus; C. cf. placidus; and Astrohippus curtivallis. Webb (1969) later referred all four to a single taxon (C. anatinus). Following Forsten (1975), C. anatinus is here recognized as a junior synonym of C. regulus (see below). She noted that the remaining three taxa are distinctly larger than C. regulus and suggested that they were referable to Pseudhipparion. Webb and Hulbert (1986) concluded that the holotype of A.


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curtivallis (TMM 30896-196) is indeed referable to Pseudhipparion, and it thus became the type of the Lapara Creek sample of Pseudhipparion (i.e. P. curtivallum). However, specimens recognized by Quinn (1955) as C. optimus, C. cf. placidus and the figured upper premolars of A. curtivallis are not referable to Pseudhipparion, but to C. placidus (see also Fig. 9). The numerous referred specimens now known from Nebraska indicate that the cheekteeth of C.placidus do resemble those of hipparionines in some features (e.g. its expanded metaconid-metastylid complex), thus perpetuating the confusion between it and Pseudhipparion. The two can be distinguished by the more rapidly connected protocone, the greater tendency in worn teeth for lost pli caballins and hypoconal grooves, and simpler fossettes in C. placidus. Cranially, the two are quite distinct, with Calippus having a much better developed DPOF, shorter diastema, and widened, squared-off muzzle.
Calippus (Calippus) regulus JOHNSTON, 1937 Fig. 4; Tables 4-5
Protohippus proplacidus OSBORN 1918:139-141 (in part). Calippus sp., HESSE 1936:65.
Calippus regulus JOHNSTON 1937:905-907; STIRTON 1940:188; QUINN
1955:27; WEBB 1969:81; FORSTEN 1975:44-48. Calippus anatinus QUINN 1955:30-35; WEBB 1969:82 (in part).
Type Specimen.- WT 878, R maxilla with P2-M3.
Type Locality and Horizon. Clarendon Fauna, Grant Lease Site, Donley Co., Texas (see Schultz 1977, fig. 6). Ogallala Formation or Group, middle Clarendonian (about 10.5 ma).
Revised Distribution. Late Barstovian of northern Great Plains; early and middle Clarendonian of southern Great Plains; early Clarendonian of Texas Gulf Coastal Plain.
Referred Gulf Coastal Plain Specimens. Lapara Creek Fauna. See Forsten (1975:44, 46) for listing of specimens.
Revised Diagnosis. Very small, hypsodont equid with toothrow lengths generally between 75 and 85 mm and unworn molar crown heights of about 46 mm. Very short, broad rostrum. DPOF long, shallow, unrimmed and runs anteriorly to connect with buccinator fossa. Cheektooth enamel morphology more simple than C. placidus or C. proplacidus. Metaconid of p2 very reduced or absent. Linguaflexid very shallow, metaconid and metastylid broadly confluent on molars after slight wear.
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species, C. anatinus. I follow Forsten (1975) in considering C. anatinus a junior synonym of C. regulus. The differences in size (Fig. 10; Tables 4 and 5) and morphology of the Lapara Creek and Clarendon samples of this tiny horse are inconsequential. The extended descriptions of Lapara Creek specimens of C. regulus by Quinn (1955) and Forsten (1975) make further discussion of the material superfluous. Representative cranial and dental specimens from the type Clarendon Fauna are illustrated in Figure 4 for comparative purposes.
Calippus (Calippus) sp. Figs. 6C-6F; Table 6
Referred Specimens. Bradley Fauna. Kingsford Mine, Polk Co., FL: UF 61323 R M3; 61324 L M12; 61325, 61343 2 L p34; Nichols Mine (Mobil), Polk Co., FL: UF 23960, 23983, 50756 3 M12; 23979 R P34.
Early Agricola Fauna. Red Zone, Phosphoria Mine, Polk Co., FL: UF 28421 R P2; 28419, 28420 2 L M12; 28422 R M3; 28477 L p34.
Late Agricola Fauna. Gray Zone, Phosphoria Mine, Polk Co., FL: UF 28549 L P2; 28542, 28680 2 L M12; 28540 R M3; 28541 L M3; 28543, 28544 2 L ml2. Hookers Prairie Mine, Polk Co., FL: UF 93201 R P34; 98491 L P34; 98492 R M12; 93202 R M3; 98285, 98490 2 L M3; 98286-98287 2 L p34; 98288 L p34; 98289 R m3.
Lower Bone Valley Formation (Bradley or Agricola Fauna). Four Corners Mine, Hillsborough Co., FL: UF 93210 R p2. Palmetto Mine, Polk Co.,FL: UF 69656 Lp34. Specific mine unknown, Polk Co., FL: UF 68993 L M12; 61505 L p34; 32031 L m3.
Ashville Local Fauna, Jefferson Co., FL: UF/FGS V-60086 R M12; -6087 R M3; -6110 L M12; -6111 L M3.
Discussion. A limited sample of isolated teeth from the Bradley and Agricola Faunas (Waldrop and Webb in prep; Webb and Hulbert 1986) of the lower Bone Valley Formation, Florida, are clearly referable to C. (Calippus). In enamel morphology they are extremely similar to C. regulus, in particular the very simple fossettes, reduced styles, and persistent isolated hypoconal lake in upper cheekteeth (Figs. 6D-6F), and well developed protostylids, large pli entoflexids in early wear-stages, relatively deep ectoflexids, and shallow linguaflexids in lower cheekteeth (Fig. 6C). They differ from C. regulus in their smaller size (Table 6; Fig. 10), relatively well developed p2 metaconid (UF 93210), and probably shorter unworn crown heights. Maximum unworn M12 MSCH for these specimens is estimated to have been no more than 40 mm, although the limited number of unworn or slightly worn teeth does not allow this parameter to be accurately predicted.


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C. (Calippus) sp. is of similar size as younger samples from Florida (C. elachistus, Table 6 and Fig. 10), but differs considerably from them in enamel morphology.
C. (Calippus) sp. occurs at several distinct biostratigraphic zones (formally described by Waldrop and Webb in prep.) in the Bone Valley Formation. Further sampling may indicate the presence of more than one species and permit formal description. The oldest zone, the Bradley Fauna, is best known from limited exposures in the Nichols and Kingsford Mines and is late, but not latest, Barstovian (Waldrop and Webb in prep.; Webb and Crissinger 1983). Equids from this fauna include C. (Calippus) sp., Pliohippus cf. mirabilis, Protohippus perditus (see below), "Meiychippus" sp. or spp., and Pseudhipparion sp. (Webb and Hulbert 1986). C. (Calippus) sp. is also found in both the Red and Gray Zones of Phosphoria Mine (early and late Agricola Fauna), latest Barstovian and early Clarendonian, respectively (see discussion of C. proplacidus). A fourth population is represented by several teeth from the late Barstovian Ashville l.f. of northern Florida (Olsen 1964).
Calippus (Calippus) elachistus new species Figs. 11-13; Tables 4-5,7
Calippus cf. regulus, WEBB et al. 1981:527.
Type Specimens. Holotype, UF 32139, R mandibular fragment with m2-m3. Paratypes, UF 53431 R P2; 53448 L M2; 53585 R p34. All collected by FSM personnel between 1974 and 1981.
Type Locality and Horizon.- Love Site (NW 1/4, SW 1/4, NW 1/4 Sec. 9, T11S, R18E, Archer Quad.), 1.5 km N of Archer, Alachua Co., Florida (Webb et al. 1981). Fluvial sediments of the Alachua Formation, very late Clarendonian or about 9.0 ma.
Distribution. Very late Clarendonian through early Hemphillian (about 6.2 to 9.0 ma) of central Florida.
Etymology. elachistos, Greek for smallest or least.
Referred Specimens. Love Site, Alachua Co., FL: UF 53618-53620 3 R DP2; 68839 R DP34; 96323 L DP34; 53430 R P2; 53432-53434 3 L P2; 53435-53436, 53578, 53580 4 R P34; 53437-53441, 53598 6 L P34; 53576-53577, 53579 3 R M12; 53442-53445, 53447, 53599 6 L M12; 53450, 53616-53617, 53575 4 L M3; 53601 assoc. L ml-m2; 59161, 92951-92952 3 R dp34; 92953 L dp34; 53581-53584, 96979 5 R p2; 64527, 96565 2 L p2; 53586-53591, 68951-68952 8 R p34; 53593-53597, 59163-59164, 68954-68955 9 L p34; 53603-53610, 59166, 68953, 68956 12 R ml2; 59172, 68958 2 L ml2; 53611-53614 4 R m3.


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Haile 19A, Alachua Co., FL: UF 47320 R M12; 47325 L m3. McGehee Farm, Alachua Co., FL: UF 45640 R M12; 45641 L M3; 18471 R p34; 17313 R ml2; 7238 R m3.
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Diagnosis. Occlusal dimensions of cheekteeth much smaller than any other species of Calippus except C. regulus; slightly smaller occlusal dimensions in early to middle wear-stages and significantly smaller basal crown lengths than C. regulus. Protostylid reduced on p3-m3. Metaflexid and linguaflexid better developed and more persistent with wear than in C. regulus. Metastylid and hypoconulid not extremely elongated in early wear-stages on ml-m3. Ectoflexid reduced in depth on permanent and deciduous cheekteeth, generally not penetrating isthmus, except in heavily worn molars. Pli entoflexid absent on molars. Fossettes simple, without plications except in earliest wear-stages. Styles weak, but slightly stronger than those of C. regulus. Pli caballin absent or vestigial. Hypoconal groove closed with onset of wear, persists as a lake until middle wear-stages on premolars; disappears in very early wear-stages of molars.
Figure 11. Occlusal views of upper and lower cheekteeth of C. (Calippus) elachistus n. sp. from the Love Site, Alachua County, Florida (latest Clarendonian). A. UF 53431, R P2 (paratype). B. UF 53436, L P34. C. UF 53448, L M12 (paratype). D. UF 53576, R M12. E. UF 53620, R DP2. F. UF 53584, R p2. G. UF 68951, R p34. H. UF 53585, R p34 (paratype). I. UF 92952, R dp34. J. UF 53601 probably associated L ml and m2. K. UF 32139, R m2-m3 (holotype).


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Description. The known sample of Calippus elachistus is almost exclusively isolated cheekteeth, and its facial and incisor morphology are therefore unknown. The holotype, UF 32139, consists of a mandibular fragment with a moderately worn m2 and slightly worn m3 (Figs. UK, 12; Table 7). No distinctive portion of the ramus, e.g. its ventral border, remains with the specimen. As lower dental morphology changes so drastically with wear in Calippus, the holotype is best compared with similarly worn specimens of other species (e.g. Fig. 4D, C. regulus). In UF 32139, the ectoflexid does not penetrate the isthmus on either the m2 or m3 (as it does in RAM 114176). The rounded metastylids are well separated from the metaconids, however, by relatively deep, V-shaped linguaflexids and anterolingual projections of the entoflexid (Fig. UK). The labial borders of the metaflexid and entoflexid are relatively flat, with little or no tendency to be curved. The protostylids are small, and do not extend labially beyond the protoconid.
Based on the topotypic sample, the upper cheekteeth of C. elachistus most closely resemble those of C. regulus with their small size (Figs. 7-8; Table 4) and simple fossettes. Upper premolars have moderately well developed
Figure 12. Lateral view of UF 32139, right mandibular fragment. Holotype of C. (Cajippus) elachistus n. sp.; from the Love Site, Alachua County, Florida. See Fig. UK for occlusal view of m2-m3.


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parastyles and mesostyles, and some have very slight metastyles. In this, they more closely resemble C. placidus than C. regulus. A weak pli caballin may be present, but only in early wear-stages. The protocone varies in shape from oval to very elongated (Figs. 11A-11D, 13A), and is broadly connected to the protoselene. The preprotoconal groove is shallow or absent. The hypoconal groove is open in earliest wear-stages, usually becomes an isolated lake rather quickly, and disappears during late wear-stages. For example, UF 53441 retains an open hypoconal groove with an MSCH of about 29 mm, the heavily worn UF 53435 (MSCH = 17.9 mm) still retains its hypoconal lake, although UF 53439 (MSCH = 19.0 mm) does not. Neither a pli protoloph nor pli hypostyle are observed in even the least worn P34. In early wear-stages, the posterior half of the prefossette may have one to three shallow plications, and a moderately developed prefossette loop can be present. The anterior half of the postfossette bears at most a single, shallow plication. With moderate wear (i.e. MSCH of 25 mm or less), all plications are obliterated. In the P2, the anterostyle is generally not well separated from the ectoloph, and is not well developed. Three DP2s from the Love Site are referred to C. elachistus rather than the similarly sized Pseudhipparion skinned (Webb and Hulbert 1986). These DP2s have poorly developed anterostyles (Fig. HE), while a DP2 referred to P. skinned (UF 90263) has a well developed anterostyle. The DP2 fossette borders are more complexly plicated than their permanent counterparts (Fig. HE), and the hypoconal groove persists as a lake until late wear. All three DP2s have appression facets for a DPI, as does UF 53433, a P2.
Upper molars are slightly smaller than the premolars, with more delicate styles, pli caballin absent, simpler fossettes, and more elongate protocone. The hypoconal groove is generally very shallow and disappears with relatively little wear (Fig. 11C). Occasionally, as in UF 53443, the hypoconal groove is as deep as in premolars. In very early wear (e.g. UF 53576 or UF 53577), the internal fossette margins may bear several very shallow plications; they are shallower than those on comparably worn premolars and are lost with wear more rapidly. Unworn or slightly worn MSCH for the M12 is about 40 mm.
The p2 is represented by nine specimens from the Love Site. Their metaconids are stronger than in C. regulus (contrast Fig. 11F with 4D), although it varies from a small angular structure projecting anteriorly from the metastylid, to being rounded and almost equal in size to the metastylid. The ectoflexid is very shallow and does not penetrate the isthmus (Fig. 11F). The hypoconulid is well separated from the entoconid by a deep, U-shaped flexid until middle wear. The other lingual flexids are deep and well developed. In early wear a small pli entoflexid and pli caballinid may be present. The p34 are well represented in the topotypic sample. The metastylid is rounded to slightly elongate-oval, subequal in size to the rounded metaconid (Figs. 11G-11H). The two are well separated throughout


Figure 13. Occlusal views of cheekteeth of C. (Calippus) elachistus n. sp. from the Manatee County Dam Site, Florida (late early Hemphillian, see Webb and Tessman, 1968). A. UF 11932, L M3, sectioned about 10 mm above unworn occlusal surface. B. UF 95366, partial L ml2. These are the youngest known specimens of the subgenus C. (Calippus), about 6 to 6.5 ma.
most of the crown by the deep lingual flexids. The linguaflexid is broadly U-shaped, and much better developed than in C. regulus. The ectoflexid is shallow and never penetrates the isthmus. The protostylid is small, much less prominent than in other members of the subgenus. Pli entoflexids are not observed, but the sample does not include any very slightly worn p34s. Several dp34s are referred to C. elachistus. Compared to those of C. regulus, they have shallower ectoflexids that just barely penetrate the isthmus, and shallower, broader V-shaped linguaflexids. The entoflexid is especially elongated, but unplicated (Fig. 111). The protostylids are reduced, but stronger than in the p34. Lower molars are especially notable for their reduced ectoflexids, which only occasionally penetrate the isthmus, and persistent lingual flexids (Figs. 11J-11K, 13B). The metaflexid, which is rapidly reduced with wear in C. regulus (e.g. the ml in Fig. 4D, note that F:AM 114176 is a relatively young adult), is more persistent in C. elachistus and not markedly reduced in depth until crown height is less than 15 mm. The linguaflexid is also much better developed than in the molars of C. regulus and persists throughout the entire crown. The metaconid and


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metastylid are of approximately the same size and are oval. The metastylid and hypoconulid are not extremely elongated in very early wear, as is characteristic of C. regulus and C. placidus. The protostylid is present, but reduced or vestigial. Unworn or slightly worn mcchs are about 30 mm for the p2 (UF 96979), 35 mm for p34, and 40 mm for ml2 (UF 59166).
Discussion. Calippus elachistus is known from five localities in central Florida. The majority of known specimens are from the Love Site, the type locality, and are latest Clarendonian (Webb et al. 1981). Two nearby and slightly younger (early Hemphillian) localities also contain specimens referable to C. elachistus, McGehee Farm and Haile 19A. A Hemphillian age for these two sites is based on the presence of megalonychid sloths (Hirschfeld and Webb 1968), and more advanced canids than those of the Love Site; however, all three share many faunal elements, including equids, and are very close in age. Similar-aged taxa are rarely recovered from the Bone Valley Formation, most terrestrial specimens are either older or younger. However, a well worn lower molar from the Bone Valley, UF 23957, is definitely referable to C. elachistus rather than the older sample described above as C. (Calippus) sp. Especially notable in this specimen are its persistent entoflexid and linguaflexid and the relatively shallow ectoflexid, all derived character states found in C. elachistus.
Calippus elachistus is the youngest known member of the subgenus C. (Calippus). Although based on only a few specimens, C. elachistus apparently persisted into the late early Hemphillian (about 6 to 6.5 ma) of Florida (Fig. 13) without significant morphological change. The late early Hemphillian age of the Manatee County Dam Site was determined by vertebrate biostratigraphic correlation and interpretation of its low elevation relative to known global sealevel fluctuations (Webb and Tessman 1968; Tedford et al. in press).
SUBGENUS Calippus (Grammohippus) new subgenus
Type Species. Calippus (Grammohippus) martini Hesse, 1936.
Included Species. C. (G.) circulus (Quinn), 1955 n. comb.; C. (G.) cerasinus n. sp.; C. (G.) hondurensis (Olson and McGrew), 1941 n. comb.; and C. (G.) maccartyi n. sp.
Etymology. grammodes, Greek for linear and hippos, Greek for horse. In reference to the linearly arranged incisors of the genus.
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Barstovian and Clarendonian of Texas Gulf Coastal Plain. Hemphillian of Central America and Mexico.
Diagnosis. Small- to medium-sized hypsodont equids with toothrow lengths between 100 and 135 mm. Protocone oval or elongate-oval, connected to protoselene (only rarely isolated in very early wear-stages). Pli caballin single, large in premolars, variable in molars. Relatively simple fossettes, with moderately developed plications limited to the upper half of the crown. Hypoconal groove generally remains open longer than in C. (Calippus); variably persistent and occasionally forms a lake; usually completely lost in latter wear-stages; lost earlier with wear in premolars than molars. Large parastyles and mesostyles; moderately well developed metastyles often present. Upper cheekteeth moderately curved, much more so than in C. (Calippus), although less than in Pliohippus. Protostylids vestigial or absent on permanent lower cheekteeth; if present moderately developed only on the lower third (or less) of the crown. DPOF long, narrow, shallow, unpocketed, poorly rimmed posteriorly; probably absent in some younger species. Rostrum short, relatively broad; muzzle width varies from 45% to greater than 60% of the UTRL.
Discussion. Members of the subgenus Grammohippus are easily distinguished from those of C. (Calippus) by their greater size, stronger styles, more curved upper cheekteeth, and rudimentary or absent protostylids. Specimens here assigned to Grammohippus have been variously placed in Pliohippus, Astrohippus, or Protohippus. While these four taxa can be easily differentiated by their facial fossae morphology, and Grammohippus has the unique Calippus incisor arrangement, isolated cheekteeth and some toothrow series cannot always be unequivocally assigned to a genus. In general, Pliohippus upper cheekteeth differ from those of Grammohippus by being larger, more curved, having more rapid closure and loss of the hypoconal groove, simpler fossettes, and much more frequent connection between the protocone and hypocone. Protohippus upper cheekteeth tend to be larger, have better developed pli caballins and prefossette loops, and often have isolated protocones in early wear-stages. Astrohippus upper cheekteeth are less curved, have simpler fossettes, more rudimentary pli caballins, and more rapid loss of the hypoconal groove. The lower cheekteeth of all four share many plesiomorphic characters. Discrimination among genera is further complicated by frequent parallel evolution of certain characters, especially those related to the elongation of the metaconid-metastylid complex and greater development of the lingual flexids (see discussion below).
Five species are referred to Grammohippus, ranging in age from late Barstovian to early Hemphillian. While this subgenus evidently diverged from C. (Calippus) sometime in the early Barstovian, no records exist prior to the late Barstovian (Cold Spring Fauna). However, it is unlikely that early specimens of Grammohippus would be readily distinguished from Protohippus


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or Pliohippus, unless very complete cranial material was available. "Protohippus" castilli was described by Cope (1885) from the Tehuichila Fauna, Hidalgo, Mexico, possibly of late Hemphillian age (based on supposed co-occurrence with Agriotherium; Miller and Carranza-Casteneda 1984). The occlusal dimensions of the holotype (AMNH 8344) fall well outside the observed range of C. (G.) hondurensis, but it otherwise resembles that species in its enamel morphology, especially the relatively small protocone. "Protohippus" castilli thus may represent a late surviving member of C. (Grammohippus). However, a sample of five upper and three lower cheekteeth from the Corinto Fauna, El Salvador (MHNES 70-26, -31, -179, -181 and -183 = UF 57488-54791, casts; Webb and Perrigo 1984, fig. 12B) compare favorably with the type of "P." castilli in size as well as morphology. Their large size and deep ectoflexids suggest referral instead to a equine genus (larger samples are needed for a more precise identification). That the morphology of AMNH 8344 compares so very favorably with both protohippine and equine species emphasizes that isolated cheekteeth are unreliable indicators of phylogenetic relationships among these horses. Additionally, there are several late early Hemphillian records of Calippus from the Great Plains mentioned by Tedford et al. (in press). These are currently under study by M. R. Voorhies and M. F. Skinner, and probably are also referable to C. (Grammohippus).
Calippus (Grammohippus) circulus (QUINN), 1955 new combination
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Meiychippus perditus (Leidy), HESSE 1943:171 (in part). Pliohippus circulus QUINN 1955:22-24 (in part). Meiychippus circulus (Quinn), FORSTEN 1975:32-35 (in part).
Type Specimen.- TMM 31191-10, assoc. R p4-m3.
Type Locality and Horizon. Sam Houston Local Fauna (Hesse 1943:171), San Jacinto County, Texas; Cold Spring Fauna, Fleming Formation, late Barstovian (about 13.0 ma).
Revised Distribution. Known only from the middle late Barstovian (about 13.5 to 12.5 ma) of the eastern Texas Gulf Coastal Plain.
Referred Specimens. Cold Spring Fauna. Cold Spring Local Fauna (Hesse 1943:170), San Jacinto Co., TX: TMM 31219-327 R P2; -160 R P34; TAMU 3027 R M12; TMM 31219-326 L m3. Noble Farm Local Fauna (Hesse 1943:167), TAMU locality No. 19, Grimes Co., TX: TAMU 3019, 3020 2 L M12; 3021 R M3; 3022 R ml2; 3023-3024 2 L ml2; 3025 R m3; 3026 L m3.


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Revised Diagnosis. Cheekteeth with least unworn crown height of known species of the subgenus; unworn molar MSCH about 40 mm. Smaller than C. martini, with less complex fossettes, poorly developed pli caballins on premolars, and variable, often strong protostylids.
Description. Calippus circulus is at present known only from a few isolated teeth; its generic referral is thus somewhat problematic until more complete material is discovered. A P2, TMM 31219-327, is moderately worn (Fig. 14A; Table 10) and the anterior third is broken off. The well connected protocone is round to slightly oval with a small preprotoconal groove (Fig. 14A). The fossettes are very simple with only a trace of a pli prefossette, and there is neither a pli caballin nor hypoconal groove remaining at this wear-stage. The moderately worn P34, TMM 31219-160, is very typically calippine, with a connected, elongate-oval protocone, small pli caballin, simple fossettes, well developed parastyle, and a slight metastyle (Fig. 14B). The tooth is moderately curved (ROC = 40 mm). M12 are represented by three specimens. TAMU 3027 is just barely worn, but has an MSCH of only 38 mm. The other two specimens are heavily worn. The protocone is elongate-oval, broadly connected to the protoselene, and with a shallow but persistent preprotoconal groove. Fossettes are simple; the pli caballin is vestigial, and the hypoconal grooves close without forming a lake.
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match the type in size and general enamel morphology, although many of the molars have stronger protostylids. They can be well developed on the lower third of the crown and present to near the top of the unworn crown. On others, including the type series and most of the referred m3s, the protostylid is much weaker, and is at best moderately developed only near the base of the crown. Smaller and less high crowned than C. martini, the lowers otherwise resemble that better known taxon. The metaconid-metastylid complex is relatively unexpanded, and the lingual flexids shallow, short, and nonpersistent.
Discussion. Quinn (1955) described Calippus circulus as a primitive member of Pliohippus based on two specimens, the type lower series and a juvenile upper dentition (TMM 31219-165). The latter includes the right and
Figure 15. Occlusal views of upper and lower cheekteeth of medium-sized species of Calippus (Grammohippus) from Florida and Honduras. A-F. Calippus martini. Agricola Fauna (early Clarendonian), Polk County, Florida. A. UF 55806, associated L p2-ml. B. UF 28552, L P34. C. UF 98292, R P34. D. UF 98498, R M12. E. UF 98300, L M3. F. UF 98303, R dp34. G. UF 9506, R P34, Calippus sp. cf. C. hondurensis, McGehee Farm, Alachua County (very early Hemphillian). H-I. Calippus hondurensis. H. F:AM 113643, L M12, Mixson's Bone Bed, Levy County, Florida (early Hemphillian). I. F:AM 27029, associated L P2-M3, Rancho Lobo, Gracias Fauna, Lempira, Honduras (early Hemphillian).


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left DP2-DP4, the right M1-M2 (Quinn 1955, plate 3.5-3.7), and the left M2-M3. The upper molars of TMM 31219-165 have strong pli caballins, moderately complex fossettes, and isolated protocones in early wear-stages, all of which suggest a referral to Protohippus rather than Pliohippus or Calippus. They are also larger than other upper cheekteeth from the Cold Spring Fauna which appear to be those of a primitive, moderate-sized member of C. (Grammohippus). The latter are judged to better correspond to the type lowers of C. circulus. The total sample is quite limited, and more complete specimens would enable a confirmation of the association of upper and lower teeth proposed here. In the absence of cranial material, the referral to Calippus rather than Pliohippus is based on the moderate size (contemporary populations of P. mirabilis in Nebraska are much larger), the strong styles, and the moderately developed protostylids of the Cold Spring sample. Forsten (1975) grouped Quinn's (1955) Pliohippus circulus and Eoequus wilsoni into a single taxon (Meiychippus circulus). Most of the larger protohippine specimens from the Cold Spring Fauna do pertain to a single species, although I follow Hesse (1943) in referring them to Protohippus perditus (see below). The few specimens here referred to C. circulus differ from those of P. perditus by being smaller, much shorter crowned, having simpler fossettes, rapidly connected protocones, less elongate lingual flexids, and weaker protostylids. C. circulus is at present recognized only from the Texas Gulf Coastal Plain.
Calippus (Grammohippus) martini HESSE, 1936 Figs. 15A-15F; Tables 8-10
Protohippus perditus Leidy, GIDLEY 1906:136-139 (in part); GIDLEY
1907:882-883 (in part); QUINN 1955:19-20 (in part). Callippus martini HESSE 1936:52-54.
Pliohippus (Astrohippus) martini (Hesse), STIRTON 1940:190, 192;
FORSTEN 1975:48-53 (in part). Pliohippus sp., GREGORY 1942:412-413. Protohippus martini (Hesse), QUINN 1955:21-22. Equus laparensis QUINN 1955:58-61 (in part). Equus sp., QUINN 1955:61-62.
Astrohippus martini (Hesse), WEBB 1969:95-96; SCHULTZ 1977:48. Astrohippus scllardsi (Quinn), WEBB 1969:96 (in part).
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Type Locality and Horizon. Cragin Quarry (UCMP V-3516), Beaver Co., Oklahoma; Ogallala Formation, middle Clarendonian (about 10.0 to 11.5 ma).
Revised Distribution. Early to middle Clarendonian of the northern and southern Great Plains; early Clarendonian of the Gulf Coastal Plain of Texas and Florida.
Referred Gulf Coastal Plain Specimens. Lapara Creek Fauna. Buckner Ranch Site, Bee Co., TX: TMM 30896-127 assoc. R P2-M3; -195 assoc. L P2-P4 (holotype E. laparensis); -188 palate with R DP2-DP4 and L DP2-M1; -569 crushed skull with R P4-M3; -418 assoc. R P4-M1; -533 L p2; -545 assoc. R p2-p4 and L p2-m3; -207 R mandible with dp2-ml; -501 L mandible with dp2-dp4; -535 L dp2; -420E R p34. Farish Ranch Site, Bee Co., TX: TMM 31081-169 R M12; -1244 L M12; -1253B L p34. Bridge Estate Site, Bee Co., TX: TMM 31132-190C, -366B 2 R P34; -190B L P34; -169, -334B, -366A 3 R M12; -430 assoc. R p3-p4; -343 assoc. L p4-m3; -357 L dp34; -445 L dp2; -445B R dp34; -498 R p34; -13A, -285A, -400, -569 4 L ml2. Medio Creek, Site No. 19, Bee Co., TX: TMM 31170-73 R P34; -74B R dp34; -74A R ml2; -13A L ml2.
Late Agricola Fauna. Gray Zone, Phosphoria Mine, Polk Co., FL: UF 28552, 93326 2 L P34; 28551 R M12; 28579 L m3; 55886 assoc. L p2-ml. Brewster Haynsworth Mine, Polk Co., FL: UF 24375 R M3 (Berta and Galiano 1984, fig. 2). Fort Green Mine, Polk Co., FL: UF 57358 R p34; 55888 L p34; 52409 R ml2. Hookers Prairie Mine, Polk Co., FL: UF 98290 LP2; 98292-98293, 98495-98496 4 RP34; 98291, 98499-98500 3 LP34; 98294-98295, 98498 3 R M12; 98296-98298 3 L M12; 98497 R M3; 98299-98302 4 L M3; 98303 R dp34; 98304, 98493 2 L dp34; 98305 R p34; 98306-98307 2 L p34; 98308-98310 3 R ml2; 98311, 98494 2 L m3.
Revised Diagnosis. Largest described species of Calippus, with toothrow lengths of 125 to 140 mm and unworn molar crown height of about 57 mm. Metastylid poorly separated from metaconid by relatively shallow and rapidly retracting linguaflexid and entoflexid. Muzzle width about 45% of toothrow length.
Description. Crania preserving the phylogenetically important facial and incisor regions of Calippus martini are known only from the Great Plains and are described by Hulbert (in prep. B). The following descriptions of Gulf Coastal Plain specimens are of necessity limited to dental characters (see also Quinn 1955, plates 2.5, 3.1, 14.1 and 14.4).
Upper cheekteeth of C. martini (Tables 8, 10; Figs. 15B-15E) have large parastyles and mesostyles. Protocones are oval (elongate-oval in early wear), have rounded or pointed posterior ends, and are of moderate length relative to tooth size. The protoconal connection is narrow and constricted by a deep preprotoconal groove in early wear-stages (Fig. 15C); it is more open in later wear-stages (Fig. 15B). The protocone is oriented in an oblique, anterolabial-


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posterolingual direction, more so in premolars than molars. A long, single pli caballin is evident in moderate to slightly worn premolars; smaller or absent with greater wear. Pli caballins are typically small or absent on molars and infrequently well developed (Figs. 15D-15E). Fossette plications are usually simple and shallow, but better developed than those of C. (Calippus). Premolars in early wear-stages usually have two to four plications on each of the internal fossette borders, sometimes bifurcated, and with moderate development of a prefossette loop. Pli protoloph and pli hypostyle are either single and shallow, or, more frequently, absent. P34 with MSCH of 18 mm and less typically have lost all plications. The fossettes of the molars are even simpler, and most plications are lost very early in ontogeny. The hypoconal groove closes to form a lake about in middle wear-stages, but the crown height at which this occurs varies. Well worn molars (i.e. those with less than half of their original crown height) generally lack all fossette plications, pli caballins, and a hypoconal groove. The protocone rarely connects to the hypocone, and then only in very heavily worn molars. Deciduous premolars are as similar in fossette complexity and pli caballin development as the permanent premolars. The hypoconal groove, however, remains open longer, until late wear-stages. A moderate-sized DPI (about 10 mm long) is present and remains with the permanent dentition. Unworn or slightly worn MSCHs are about 45 mm for the P2, 52 mm for the P34, and 57 mm for the M12.
The lower cheekteeth of C. martini display the primitive protohippine pattern (Fig. 15A). The premolars have smaller, more lingually situated metastylids than metaconids. Therefore, posterior width is typically greater than atw (Table 9), although the difference is much less in older individuals. In early wear-stages, the linguaflexid and a well developed anterolingual extension of the entoflexid "pinch off the metastylid from the metaconid (Fig. 15A). With wear, both contract, thus broadening the connection between them. The metaflexid rapidly retreats with wear, creating a broad confluence between the protoconid, metaconid, and protolophid (Fig. 15A). The ectoflexid is relatively shallow on the p2, not penetrating the isthmus. In the p34, its depth is variable; in early wear-stages it generally slightly penetrates the isthmus, to a point deeper than the level of the base of the entoflexid. In later wear-stages, it may retreat. Molars are much narrower than premolars, with relatively short metaconid-metastylid complexes (Table 9), and with the isthmus completely divided by the deep ectoflexid. The lingual flexids are shallow and rapidly contract with wear. Plications are uncommon; a small pli caballinid is rarely observed in slightly worn premolars, and a pli entoflexid is somewhat more common in both slightly worn molars and premolars. Usually a weakly developed protostylid is present only on the lower 15 to 25 mm of the crown of the p3-m3, thus reaching the occlusal surface only in older individuals. Lower deciduous premolars in early wear resemble the permanent premolars with shallow


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ectoflexids and lingually placed metastylids. The dp2 has a well developed paraconid and an angular metaconid that is relatively large for a protohippine. With wear, the ectoflexids deepen and the dp2-dp4 take on a more molariform appearance, although with more expanded metaconids and metastylids (Fig. 15F). Protostylids are moderately developed on the lower two-thirds of the crown (e.g. TMM 30896-207; see also Hesse 1936, fig. 2). Ectostylids are absent. A small, vestigial dpi may be present with the juvenile dentition, but it is lost with the eruption of the p2, and its alveolus is reabsorbed.
Discussion. As can be judged from the synopsis of usage, the nomenclatural history of Calippus martini is complex. Some of the confusion originated with Hesse's (1936) description. He failed to list any measurements taken on the holotype, and the type figure (Hesse 1936, fig. 1) is not natural size as stated in the caption, but reduced by about 20%. This created a misconception in some that the species is considerably smaller than it really is. Measurements of the holotype are listed in Table 10. The remainder of the confusion can be traced to Stirton's (1940) transfer of C. martini to Pliohippus (Astrohippus).
Stirton (1940) described Astrohippus as a new subgenus of Pliohippus, with "Protohippus" ansae as the subgenotype. Stirton (1940) hypothesized that A ansae was ancestral to Equus, and that "A." martini was ancestral to A ansae. "A." martini was in turn thought to be descended from "Meiychippus" perditus. While subsequent work has documented that Dinohippus, and not Astrohippus, is the sister group of Equus (Lance 1950; Bennett 1980; MacFadden 1984b), most authors have followed Stirton (1940) in considering martini as a member of Astrohippus. Quinn (1955) is a notable exception, as his systematic approach was vertical rather than the horizontal definitions of Stirton (1940). All the characters of the cheekteeth that Stirton (1940) used to unite C. martini and A. ansae are either primitive or are judged to have evolved in parallel (see phylogenetic section, below). He needed a late Miocene link between Meiychippus s.l. and A. ansae, so that there would be a complete North American phylogenetic sequence of species from Hyracotherium to Equus. C. martini was inserted into this sequence based on its moderate size, appropriate age, and suitable cheektooth morphology. However, the derived Calippus muzzle morphology prevents C. martini from being ancestral to A ansae or Equus. Furthermore, the well-developed malar fossa of Astrohippus (lacking in C. martini) is a shared derived character with Pliohippus.
Quinn (1955) recognized a total of eight medium to large-sized protohippine and equine taxa in the Lapara Creek Fauna (Protohippus perditus, Equus sp., E. laparensis, Hippotigris sellardsi, H.parastylus, Pliohippus supremus, Dinohippus subvenus, and Asinus sp.). Webb (1969) recognized the first four as a single taxon, which he referred to as, Astrohippus sellardsi, and


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the other four as Pliohippus suprcmus. Forsten (1975) also recognized just two taxa, but in a different combination. She referred to Pliohippus (Astrohippus) martini the first six listed taxa, and only the latter two to P. (Pliohippus) cf. P. supremus. Based on relatively complete skulls and mandibles, contemporary faunas from the Great Plains (e.g. Clarendon and Minnechaduza) contain at least three medium- to large-sized protohippines and equines: Calippus martini, Protohippus supremus, and Pliohippus pemix. Dinohippus may also be present, as Tedford et al. (in press) recognize it as early as the late Barstovian, but it is not as yet clearly documented in Clarendonian faunas. As previously indicated, Calippus, Protohippus, and Pliohippus are often difficult, or even impossible, to distinguish on the basis of isolated cheekteeth, which make up the bulk of the Lapara Creek sample. However, some of the more complete specimens can be relatively confidently referred to each of the three taxa found in the more northern faunas (Fig. 16).
Forsten (1975:52) noted that her sample of "P." martini varied considerably in morphology, and that two morphs could be distinguished: a smaller population with hypoconal lakes, weaker (often absent) pli caballins, poorer styles, and weak or absent protostylids; and a larger population with stronger styles, pli caballin persistent and large in premolars and present in molars, and large, well developed protostylids. She also noted that some of the deciduous lower premolars lacked ectostylids (protostylids of her terminology) and others had them (Forsten 1975:51). She included these two populations in a single species because their range in size greatly overlapped and they had other characters in common. Samples from the Clarendon and Minnechaduza Faunas indicate that these are among the consistent dental differences that distinguish C. martini and Protohippus supremus, respectively. While the two are clearly distinct based on muzzle and facial characters, they are of about the same size, and overall their cheekteeth greatly resemble one another.
A sample of about 40 isolated teeth from a lower horizon in the Bone Valley Formation of south-central Florida is referable to C. martini. Its morphology and size (Table 10; Figs. 15A-15F) agree with the other referred samples. These specimens are larger than younger individuals of C. (Grammohippus) from Florida. C. martini is an important biochronologic indicator in the Bone Valley. Its presence in the Phosphoria and Hookers Prairie mines indicates a Clarendonian age for the associated fauna. An M3 of C. martini (UF 24375) also suggests that the type of Pliocyon robustus Berta and Galiano (1984) is Clarendonian, as the two specimens were found in close proximity in undisturbed sediments.


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Type Locality and Horizon. Leptarctus Quarry (NE 1/4, NE 1/4 sec. 28, T34N, R25W, Sparks Quad.), Cherry Co., Nebraska; Xmas-Kat Faunal Zone. Upper Merritt Dam Member, Ash Hollow Formation, Ogallala Group. From channel deposits incised into the Cap Rock Member (Skinner and Johnson 1984). Very late Clarendonian.
Etymology. cerasinus, Greek meaning of or related to cherries. In reference to the county which produced the holotype and thousands of other vertebrate fossils.
Distribution. Very late Clarendonian (about 9.0 to 10.0 ma) of Nebraska and Florida.
Referred Specimens. Xmas-Kat Fauna, Cherry Co., NE. Leptarctus Quarry: F:AM 114124 L P2; RAM 114125-114126 2 R P34; RAM 114127 L P34; F:AM 114128 R M12; RAM 114129-114132, 114241 5 L M12; F:AM 114133 L M3; RAM 114134 R p34; Xmas Quarry: F:AM 114096 R mandible with i2,c,p2-m2; F:AM 114097 L male mandible and symphysis with L i3,c,p2-
Figlire 17. Lateral views of holotype and referred mandible of Calippus (Grammohippus') cerasinus n. sp., Merrit Dam Member, Ash Hollow Formation, Cherry County, Nebraska (very late Clarendonian). A. F:AM 114100, partial skull, Leptarctus Quarry, holotype (see Fig. 18A for occlusal view of cheekteeth). B. F:AM 114097, left mandible, Xmas Quarry (see Fig. 19F for occlusal view of this specimen).


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m3 and R i2-i3,c; RAM 114099 assoc. R mandible with p2-m2 and L mandible with p2-ml; West Line Kat Quarry: F:AM 114117 L P2; F:AM 114242 R P34; F:AM 114102 114118 2 R M12; RAM 114103-114104 2 L M12; F:AM 114101 L mandible with p2-m3; F:AM 114119 R p34; F:AM 114120 R ml2; Quarter Kat Quarry: RAM 114122 R M12; RAM 114240 L M12; F:AM 114238 R ml2; Kat Quarry: F:AM 114115 L mandible with p2-ml; Connection Kat Quarry: F:AM 114123 L ml2; East Kat Quarry: F:AM 114105 L P34; RAM 114121 L p34; Wade Quarry: F:AM 114160 R mandible with ml-m3. Precise locality and stratigraphic data for these sites are listed in Skinner and Johnson (1984).
Love Site, Alachua Co., FL: UF 32268 assoc. R P4-M3 and L M1-M3; 32281 assoc. R M1-M2; 32286 assoc. R DP2-DP4; 60315 assoc. R and L Ml; 65238-65239, 90266 3 R DP2; 65240-65241 2 L DP2; 65242, 92993 2 L DP34; 35974, 60251-60267 18 R P2; 36144, 60234-60246, 60248-60250 16 L P2; 60268-60275, 60277-60287, 60314, 60328, 60351-60352 23 R P34; 60288-60291, 60293-60294, 60297-60300, 60302-60306, 60308-60313, 60359 22 L P34; 60276, 60316-60327, 60329-60350, 92957 36 R M12; 60292, 60296, 60301, 60307, 60353-60358, 60360-60368 20 L M12; 60380-60394 15 R M3; 60369-60379 11 L M3; 32143 R mandibular fragment with p3; 32141 R mandible with dp2-dp3; 32194 R mandible with p3-m2; 32201 R mandible with p3-m3; 32206 L mandible with p3-m3; 32215 L mandible with p2-p3; 96548 R pd2; 96549-96554 6 L dp2; 65246-65247, 92956, 96547 4 R dp34; 65243-65245, 92954-92955, 96545-96546, 96977-96978 9 L dp34; 59178-59184, 64528, 65248, 69804, 96557-96559 13 R p2; 59176-59177, 64508, 96555-96556, 96976 6 L p2; 59185-59200, 68786 17 R p34; 59951-59956, 59958-59969 18 L p34; 59990-59999, 60207-60218 22 R ml2; 59970-59989 20 L ml2; 60219-60225, 68784-68785 9 R m3; 60226-60233 8 L m3.
Haysand Road, Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL: UF 17233 L P34.
Pareners Branch Site, Alachua Co., FL: UF 98489 R P34.
Nichols Mine, Polk Co., FL: UF 24648 R ml2; 24634 R m3.
Swift Mine, Polk Co., FL: UF 18922 L Ml.
Diagnosis. Smaller than C. martini and with less high-crowned cheekteeth. Unworn molar crown height about 50 mm; toothrow lengths of 105 to 110 mm in moderate wear. Moderately curved upper cheekteeth with strong styles; anterolabial-posterolingually oriented, elongate-oval protocones with rounded lingual borders and shallow preprotoconal grooves; hypoconal groove variable in depth, persistently open in molars, closed to form lake and then lost with wear in premolars; pli caballin vestigial in premolars, absent in molars. Protocone relatively and absolutely longer than that of C. hondurensis. Lower cheekteeth with small metastyles relative to metaconids, generally with deeper ectoflexids than C. hondurensis, and with more poorly developed protostylids.


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Description.- The holotype, F:AM 114100 (Figs. 17A, 18A; Table 10), is a partial skull of a young adult. The M3 is in the process of erupting and its posterior half is as yet unworn. The ventral half of the facial region is slightly crushed, but nearly complete. The malar region lacks a distinct fossa, but contains a slight oval depression equadistant between the anterior margin of the orbit and the IOF. This depression resembles those sometimes found in crania of C. martini and may have been caused or accentuated by the crushing. The malar crest is not expanded (as it is in Pseudhipparion), and extends anteriorly just dorsal to the Ml mesostyle. The IOF is located about 43 mm anterior from the orbit and 38 mm dorsal to the alveolar border above the Ml parastyle. F:AM 114100 is broken dorsally 5 mm above the IOF, so the condition of the DPOF is unknown. The anterior-most point of the lacrimal is present (about 32.5 mm in front of the orbit) and does not form part of the DPOF (Fig. 17A).
The upper cheekteeth are moderately curved, with ROC of P34s between 45 and 50 mm, and for M12s, between 38 and 45 mm. The styles are moderately strong, and the P3 through M2 generally have a moderate metastyle (Figs. 18A-18E). The protocone is elongate-oval with a pointed posterior end. The protocone connects to the protoselene at the onset of wear, and, in early wear-stages, the connection is constricted by a moderate preprotoconal groove and the postprotoconal valley. By mid-wear (e.g. the Ml of the holotype), the preprotoconal groove becomes shallow and the protoconal connection widens; further wear accentuates this. The relative PRL is similar to that of C. martini, averaging about 33 to 35% of APL in P3-M2, and the protocone is similarly oriented in an oblique, anterolabial-posterolingual direction (Fig. 18B). The pli caballin is small and nonpersistent in the premolars and absent in molars. Fossette plications are also similar in number as those of C. martini, but are slightly less persistent with wear, as in C. hondurensis. Single, shallow pli protolophs and pli hypostyles are variable in early wear-stages, only rarely observed in older individuals. In premolars, the posterior half of the prefossette is the most complex, with from one to four shallow plications in early wear-stages (Fig. 18A); generally zero or one by mid-wear; and unplicated in later wear-stages (Fig. 18D). The anterior half of the postfossette bears at most two shallow plications in early wear (more commonly one or none), these are lost by middle wear-stages. In molars, the pli protoloph and pli hypostyle are rarer and, if present, less persistent. The inner borders of the fossettes generally have one plication each in early wear-stages; these are shallow and nonpersistent. The hypoconal groove closes almost at the onset of wear on the P2-P4, forming a lake. This persists for about the upper third of the crown and is then lost at MSCHs of about 30 mm. In the M12, the Xmas-Kat Fauna sample generally retain open hypoconal grooves until late wear-stages. Two individuals (RAM 114102 and 114130), however, have lost the


Figure 18. Occlusal views of upper cheekteeth of Calippus (Grammohippus') cerasinus n. sp. from the late Clarendonian of Nebraska and Florida. A. F:AM 114100, L P2-M3, holotype, Leptarctus Quarry, Cherry County, Nebraska. B. F:AM 114239, L M12, Quarter Kat Quarry, w Cherry County, Nebraska. C-G. Love Site, Alachua County, Florida. C. UF 60240, L P2. D. UF 60309, L P34. E. UF 60292, L M12. F. UF 3 65238, RDP2. G. UF 32286 R DP34.


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hypoconal groove at crown heights of 40.0 and 31.0 mm, respectively. The Love Site sample of M12s tends to lose the hypoconal groove much earlier on average, generally at MSCHs of 32 to 35 mm, although in some it may persist to an MSCH of 26 mm or less (e.g. UF 60344). In both faunas, the groove of the M12 rarely forms an isolated hypoconal lake (only one example from the Love Site sample of about 50 molars); the structure just becomes increasingly shallow until it disappears. Unworn or slightly worn MSCHs are about 36 mm for the P2,47 mm for the P34, and 50 mm for the M12.
Deciduous upper premolars (Figs. 18F-18G) have rudimentary pli caballins in early wear, that are soon lost. Protocone shape and orientation, styles, and fossette complexity resemble those of the permanent premolars. The hypoconal groove is open in very early wear-stages, closes to form a lake, and is lost in late wear-stages.
Lower cheekteeth (Fig. 19) are on average smaller than those of C. martini (Tables 9, 10, 12) but similar in morphology. The premolars in early wear have the metastylid well separated from the metaconid by the linguaflexid and an anterolingual projection of the entoflexid (Fig. 19E). The metastylid is notably smaller than the metaconid and is positioned more lingually. The ectoflexid on the p2 is shallow and does not penetrate the isthmus; on the p34, it generally partially penetrates the isthmus, deeper than the labial borders of the metaflexid and entoflexid. With wear, the flexids retract, broadening the dentine confluence of the conids. By latest wear-stages (Fig. 19F, p3), the metaflexid and linguaflexid are particularly shallow. The molars in earliest wear-stages have relatively more expanded metaconids and metastylids than in C. martini. The lingual flexids are shallower and less well developed than those of the premolars, particularly the entoflexid. The isthmus is completely divided by a deep ectoflexid that, until it begins to retract in late wear, separates the metaconid and metastylid. Typical of Calippus, the lingual flexids retreat with wear (contrast Figs. 19B, 19C, and ml of 19F). Protostylids, if present, are restricted to the lower part of the crown and are weak. In the Love Site sample, more than 90% of the p3-m3 bear not even the slightest trace of a protostylid. Plications are rare, and generally limited to minor pli entoflexids in early wear-stages. The dp2 has a persistently shallow ectoflexid, lacks a pli caballinid or isthmus plications, and has a well developed metaconid. The dp34 (Fig. 19D) differ from those of C. martini by having deep ectoflexids and linguaflexids in early wear-stages. Protostylids are more vestigial than in C. martini and ectostylids are absent. Unworn or slightly worn mcch are about 30 mm for p2, 45 mm for p34, and 48 mm for ml2.
The incisors and muzzle region of C. cerasinus are at present best known from mandibular symphyses (e.g. F:AM 114097, Figs. 17B, 19F). They are very similar to those of C. martini and C. hondurensis. The occlusal surface of the R and L il2 form a straight line, the il2 are large relative to other equids,


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and the male lower canines are especially massive and conical. The muzzle width appears to have been at least 50% of the UTRL.
Discussion. Calippus cerasinus is closely related to C. hondurensis. The two are inseparable on the basis of size (Fig. 16; Tables 11-12), and differ only in details of cheektooth morphology and crown height. The most important of these are length, morphology and orientation of the protocone, the formation of a hypoconal lake on the P34, the strength of the pli caballin, the depth of the ectoflexid on p3-m3, and the relative size and separation of the metaconid and metastylid on p34. The unworn crown height of C. hondurensis cheekteeth are about 10% greater than those of C. cerasinus.
C. cerasinus is at present recognized from two faunas that are quite separated from one another geographically, but that seem very close biochronologically (see also Webb et al. 1981; Webb and Hulbert 1986; Tedford et al. in press). Much of the apparent size differences between the two populations (Fig. 16; Tables 11 and 12) are related to differences in age distributions. The Xmas-Kat sample (especially the uppers) proportionally includes many more younger individuals, which accounts for its greater means for many of the characters. The basal lengths of molars and premolars indicate that the Xmas-Kat population was actually only about 5 to 8% larger than that of the Love Site. This minor size difference is not considered sufficient to separate the two as distinct species. At present three equid species are recognized from both the Xmas-Kat Fauna and the Love Site, Neohipparion trampasense (MacFadden 1984a; Hulbert 1987b), Pseudhipparion skinned (Webb and Hulbert 1986), and C. cerasinus. These three would appear to be excellent indicators of the latest Clarendonian or earliest Hemphillian. In Nebraska, both directly underlying strata (containing the early to middle Clarendonian Minnechaduza Fauna) and younger strata (that containing the early Hemphillian Cambridge Fauna) either have different species of the same genera or, in the case of Pseudhipparion, the Xmas-Kat record is its youngest appearance in the region. In Florida, earliest Hemphillian faunas generally contain the same equid species as the Love Site (with the exception of C. cerasinus, which is replaced by C. hondurensis), but there is a major re-organization in the late early Hemphillian.
Calippus (Grammohippus) hondurensis (OLSON AND MCGREW), 1941
new combination Figs. 15H-15I; Tables 10-12
Pliohippus sp., FRICK 1933:528.
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Type Specimen.- WM 1769, palate with R P2-M3 and L P2-P4.
Type Locality and Horizon. Rancho Lobo, 6 km NW of Gracias, Department of Lempira, Honduras. Gracias Formation, early Hemphillian.
Revised Distribution. Early Hemphillian (about 7.0 to 9.0 ma) of Honduras, Mexico and Florida.
Referred Specimens. Gracias Fauna. Rancho Lobo, Honduras [in addition to those listed by Olson and McGrew 1941]: F:AM 27029 L maxilla with P2-M3; 27028 L maxilla with P2-M2; 27021 assoc. R and L DP2-DP4; 27030-27032, 27040 4 mandibular fragments with teeth; UF 17754 assoc. R P3-M1; UF 17755 assoc. L M1-M3; UF 92339 L P2; 92340, 92344 2 R P34; 92341 R M3; 92342-92343 2 L M3; 92326 assoc. R p2-m3; 17758 R p2; 92327-92333 7 R p34; 92347-92348 2 L p34; 92334, 92345-92346 3 R ml2; 17782, 92338 2 L ml2; 92335-92337 3 L m3; 92349 L mandibular fragment with m3; Saddle Locality, Honduras (see Webb and Perrigo 1984, fig. 3 for location of UF sites in the Gracias Formation of Honduras): UF 92351 L M12; 92350 R p34; 17745 L ml2; New Year Locality, Honduras: 17774, 92358-92360 4 R P34; 92355-92357 3 L P34; 92361-92364 4 R M12; 92365-92366 2 R M3; 92352-92354, 92367 4 L M3; 92370 R p2; 92372 L p2; 92368-92369 2 R p34; 92373-92374 2 L p34; 92371 R ml2; 92375 L ml2; El Carrizal Locality, Honduras: UF 92376-92377 2 L P34; 92378-92379 2 R P34; 18017 L ml2.
Tehuichila Fauna, Hildalgo, Mexico: AMNH 8343 L P34.
Mixson's Bone Bed, Levy Co., FL: F:AM 113641 LP2; 113642-443643, 113645 3 L M12; 113646 R P4; 113648 R M3.
Revised Diagnosis. Smaller than C. martini or "Protohippus" castilli, with moderately worn toothrow lengths of about 101 to 112 mm. Unworn molar crown height about 55 mm. Protocone small, oval, with persistent preprotoconal groove and flattened lingual border. Hypoconal groove shallow; persistently open until late wear-stages in molars; closed earlier in premolars, without hypoconal lakes on P34. Molars with pli caballins in early wear. Ectoflexid generally shallower than in C. cerasinus, rarely penetrating isthmus in p2-p4. Large metastylid on p34. Protostylids variably developed.
Description. The facial region of C. hondurensis is unknown. The most complete cranial material includes the holotype and F:AM 27029, both of which preserve only the ventral-most portion of the face. The anterior portion of the malar crest is well preserved on RAM 27029. As in C. cerasinus, it is uninflated. Its anterior-most part is directly dorsal to the Ml parastyle.
The cheekteeth of C. hondurensis were admirably described by Olson and McGrew (1941). Of particular note was their attention to ontogenetic variation in enamel morphology. A slight drawback was their failure to distinguish between molars and premolars in their discussion of upper cheekteeth, as they did with the lowers. The following discussion will highlight those features of C. hondurensis that differ from those of other


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members of C. (Grammohippus), that allow Florida specimens to be referred to this Central American taxon, and that allow it to be placed in Calippus rather than Pliohippus.
As noted by Olson and McGrew (1941) in their diagnosis, a characteristic feature of C. hondurensis is its relatively short protocones (Table 11; Figs. 15H-15I). For the Honduras sample, the P34 protocone length averages 26% of the APL; the Ml protocone, 31%. Those of the premolars in particular are much smaller than those of C. martini or C. cerasinus, which average between 32 and 36% of the APL. Other important features are the persistently deep preprotoconal groove and the flattened lingual border of the protocone (Fig. 151). The difference in the preprotoconal groove between C. hondurensis and C. cerasinus is best judged by comparing similarly worn teeth, e.g. Figs. 15H and 18D. In C. hondurensis, the premolars in early wear-stages have moderately well developed pli caballins, and the molars have small ones; these along with the fossette plications are lost by middle wear-stages. A hypoconal lake is formed only on the P2 in the available RAM and UF samples. In the P34, the well developed hypoconal groove in early wear becomes progressively shallower with wear, and is generally lost at MSCHs of about 28 mm. The hypoconal groove generally persists in the molars until late wear-stages, although it can be lost in teeth with MSCHs as great as 30 mm. Unworn or slightly worn MSCHs for P34 are about 51 mm and about 55 mm for the M12.
Lower cheekteeth (Table 12) differ notably from those of C. cerasinus in the greater relative size of the metastylid (especially on slightly worn premolars), the shallower ectoflexids, and the deeper and more expanded linguaflexids at similar wear-stages. Protostylids are variably developed, but are generally present on the p3-m3. They usually begin to be expressed on the occlusal surface when crown heights reach from 20 to 30 mm and can be moderately well developed (e.g. F:AM 27031), although not to the degree of Protohippus or C. (Calippus).
The incisor region is best preserved on WM 1771 (Olson and McGrew 1941, plate 2B). The symphysial region is similar to, but relatively even more massive than that of C. cerasinus (e.g. F:AM 114097), and the male canines are equally massive and conical. The enlarged symphysis and short diastema are characteristic of Calippus.
Discussion. Olson and McGrew (1941) assigned their new species to the genus Pliohippus, but failed to note any distinctive (i.e. derived) characters that it shared with that taxon. In a brief section discussing relationships, they excluded Nannippus because of its isolated protocones and "Protohippus" placidus because of its straighter upper cheekteeth and (supposed) less complex fossettes. Pliohippus upper cheekteeth differ from those of "P." hondurensis in having rapidly closed hypoconal grooves, very frequent connection of the protocones and hypocones (Skinner et al. 1977),


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and are more curved. Connected protocones and hypocones are only rarely observed in Calippus (Grammohippus) populations (< 5% of observed molars). Pliohippus lower cheekteeth lost the protostylid in the late Barstovian. "Pliohippus" hondurensis dentally is most similar to C. martini and C. cerasinus. The few known incisor arcades associated with cheekteeth of "P." hondurensis, especially WM 1771, show Calippus-\ike features. "P." hondurensis is therefore transferred to C. (Grammohippus).
The topotypic sample of C. hondurensis was derived from fluvial sediments in Honduras. The first major collection was made by Blick in 1929, and later briefly mentioned by Frick (1933) in his description of the proboscideans. Olson and McGrew (1941) and Webb and Perrigo (1984) reported the presence of C. hondurensis not only at Rancho Lobo, but at a number of other localities within the Gracias Formation. As noted above, specimens from El Salvador referred to C. hondurensis by Webb and Perrigo (1984) are much larger than topotypes, and have much deeper ectoflexids. They do not represent C. hondurensis, but rather some member of the equine clade. Generic identification of the sample will require more complete specimens. AMNH 8344, a premolar from the Tehuichila locality, is indistinguishable from topotypes of C. hondurensis.
Olson and McGrew (1941) concluded that the age of the Gracias Fauna was Clarendonian, primarily based on the stage of evolution of the equids. McGrew (1944) later suggested a younger age, possibly Hemphillian, based on the presence of Osteoborus cynoides. Webb and Perrigo (1984) reviewed the Gracias Fauna, and confirmed its age as early Hemphillian. The other common equid in the Gracias Fauna is Cormohipparion ingenuum (not C. plicatile as referred by Webb and Perrigo 1984; see Hulbert 1987a), which was originally described from the early Hemphillian Mixson's Bone Bed locality in Levy County, Florida (Leidy 1885).
A limited sample of six upper and two lower cheekteeth from Mixson's Bone Bed apparently represent a population of C. (Grammohippus) referable to C. hondurensis rather than C. cerasinus. Important features observed in the sample (Fig. 15H; Table 10) are short protocones with flattened labial borders; deep, persistent preprotoconal grooves; and strong pli caballins on premolars. The presence of C. hondurensis at Mixson's would seem to confirm a Hemphillian age for the Gracias Fauna.


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Calippus (Grammohippus) sp., cf. C. hondurensis Fig. 15G; Table 10
Referred Specimens. McGehee Farm, Alachua Co., FL: UF 17259 L DP34; 9506, 17236A 2 R P34; 17236B L P34; 18323, 16624 2 L M12; 17237 L M3; 18940 R p34; 17242 R ml2.
Haile 19A, Alachua Co., FL: UF 45948/47489 assoc. R P2-P4 and L P2-M3; 47322, 65733 2 partial upper cheekteeth.
Coffrin Creek, Alachua Co., FL: UF 17238 L P34; 58553 L p34.
Discussion. This limited sample of cheekteeth is definitely referable to C. (Grammohippus), but is morphologically intermediate between C. cerasinus and C. hondurensis. Most of the specimens are either heavily worn or broken, thus hindering specific identification. UF 18323 (Fig. 15G) is one of the best preserved specimens, and of the sample it most resembles C. cerasinus in its protocone morphology. Others do have better developed and more persistent preprotoconal grooves, as is characteristic of C. hondurensis. The lingual border of the protocone varies from rounded as in UF 18323 to slightly flattened as in UF 17236, 17238, and 17259. The protocone orientation is less oblique than in C. cerasinus but more than in C. hondurensis. On both UF 52963 and 58553, the metastylid is relatively large, resembling that in C. hondurensis rather than the smaller metastylid of C. cerasinus. This sample was referred to "Pliohippus" hondurensis by Waldrop (1971), who was the first to recognize the close relationship between the Central American and Florida samples (although see also Webb 1969:29). The McGehee, Coffrin Creek, and Haile 19A populations probably represent a slightly older sample within an evolving chronospecies of Calippus (Grammohippus) than that of Mixson's, but larger, more complete samples are needed before they can be referred to a species with a high degree of confidence.
The three principal north-central Florida localities of the Archer Fauna (the Love Site, McGehee Farm and Mixson's Bone Bed) otherwise share a common equid fauna at the species level, except for some absences at Mixson's. While other mammalian taxa are similarly shared (e.g. camelids, dromomerycids), others differ (see above). The degree of evolution of C. (Grammohippus) suggests the relative ages for the three sites are, from oldest to youngest, Love, McGehee, and Mixson's.


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Calippus (Grammohippus) maccartyi new species Figs. 20-21; Table 10
Pliohippus cf. hondurensis Olson and McGrew, BECKER 1985:29.
Type Specimen. UF 69951 badly crushed anterior half of skull of adult male with R and L 11-13, C, P2 and L P3-M3; assoc. mandibular symphysis and lower cheekteeth, R and L il-i3, c, p2 and L p4-m2. Skull and mandible were found in near occlusion and certainly represent a single individual. Collected by R. McCarty on 5 March 1985.
Type Locality and Horizon. Moss Acres Racetrack Site (NW 1/4, NE 1/4 sec. 11, T14S, R19E, Morriston Quad.), 5.8 km E of Morriston, Marion Co., Florida. From a massive clay deposit, Alachua Formation, Iate(?) early Hemphillian.
Etymology. Named for Russell McCarty of the Florida State Museum, who collected and prepared the holotype and several topotypes. Formation of the species name follows Recommendation 21a of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.
Distribution. Early, probably late early, Hemphillian (about 6.5 to 7.5 ma) of north-central Florida.
Referred Specimens. Moss Acres Racetrack Site, Marion Co., FL: UF 65249 L DP34; 95407 R P2; 90299 L M12; 95397 R p34; 97275 L p34; 90287 R ml2; 90298 3 lower cheektooth fragments.
Withlacoochee River UF locality 4A, Marion-Citrus Co. border, FL: UF 45537 L P2; 17240 R P34; 45540 L P34; 45535-45536 2 R M12; 45538 L M3; 53460, 53487 2 R p34; 53463 R ml2; 61348 R m3.
Diagnosis. Small species of C. (Grammohippus) with toothrow lengths of about 100 mm. Preprotoconal groove deep, persistent. Protocones elongate, not short as in C. hondurensis; lingual borders rounded to slightly flattened; oriented slightly obliquely. Hypoconal groove open until mid-wear; forms lakes on P2-P4. Pli caballin small, single; fades with wear; vestigial or absent in molars. Plications simple but persistent, not lost until heavy wear. Upper cheekteeth not as curved as other species of Grammohippus. Lower cheekteeth with widely expanded metaconids and metastylids; lingual flexids more persistent than other species; variable protostylids; enamel plications in early wear-stages. Ectoflexid shallow on p2-p4, only moderately deep on ml-m3. Muzzle width about 60% of UTRL.
Description. Calippus maccartyi is as yet known only from a small number of specimens, but its dental morphology (especially the lowers) indicates the presence of a distinct species of Grammohippus. The holotype (UF 69951) is one of the five known Tertiary equid specimens from Florida with associated upper and lower dentitions. The other four (two individuals


Figure 20. Occlusal views of upper and lower cheekteeth of Calippus (Grammohippusl maccartvi n. sp. from the early Hemphillian of Florida. A-B, E. Moss Acres Racetrack Site, Marion County. C-D. Withlacoochee River UF Locality 4A, Marion-Citrus County line. A. UF 69951, L P2-M3; holotype, teeth restored to their natural relative positions. B. UF 90299, L M12. C. UF 45536, R M12. D. UF 53462, R p34. E. UF 69951, L p4-m2, holotype (same individual as teeth figured in 20A).
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of Nannippus and two of Coimohippariori) are also from the newly discovered Moss Acres Racetrack Site. UF 69951 consists of the anterior (pre-orbital) half of a skull, but it has been crushed laterally such that no facial characters can be recognized. The specimen does suggest that any fossae were shallow at best. The premaxillary region is the least damaged part of the cranium, but it is still cracked and distorted. The teeth that are present, however, are very well preserved, except for the left 13, which has the top 10 mm of its crown broken off. Much of the mandibular symphysis is preserved intact and undistorted. The incisors display the characteristic Calippus morphology (Fig. 21): il2 are aligned in a straight row; the i3 was originally positioned at a sharp angle to them, but with wear its occlusal surface has become aligned with that of the il2. The width across the i3s of UF 69951 is 58.4 mm. Due to the post-mortem crushing, this value is probably within 2 mm of the true width and is probably too small (as the teeth are compressed laterally). The diastema between the i3 and c is short (4.6 mm). The left c is 7.5 mm long and 6.1 mm wide.
Upper cheekteeth of C. maccartyi (Table 10; Figs. 20A-20C) are smaller than average-sized individuals of C. cerasinus or C. hondurensis, but fall within their observed ranges. UF 69951 is an adult, with the occlusal surface of the M3 fully worn, and an Ml MSCH of about 27 mm. The P2 of UF 69951 seems relatively more heavily worn, perhaps pathologically, when compared to the other teeth. The P2 protocone is short and rounded, with a broad connection to the protoselene. It has no pli caballin, and the hypoconal groove is a small lake on the left side, while the right side has lost all trace of it. Fossette plications are limited to a vestigial pli prefossette and a single, modest pli postfossette. The metastyle is still relatively prominent. On the less worn UF 95407, there is a small pli caballin, a deep hypoconal groove that is in the process of being closed off by a labial projection from the hypocone, and an oval, very obliquely oriented protocone. The fossettes are also simple, although the single pli prefossette and pli postfossette are deeper than in UF 69951. On the P3 and P4, the protocone is large, more elongate-oval in shape, oriented anterolabial-posterolingually, and with a slightly flattened lingual border (Fig. 20A). The preprotoconal groove is moderately deep, so that the protoconal connection is notably constricted. A single, small pli caballin is present on both the P3 and P4 of the type. The more heavily worn premolars from the referred Withlacoochee 4A sample lack pli caballins, but still have moderate preprotoconal grooves. The P4 of UF 69951 retains an open hypoconal groove, while the P3 has an isolated lake. The preprotoconal grooves of the Ml and M2 are shallower than those of the premolars, thus broadening the protoconal connection, and the protocone is less obliquely oriented (Fig. 20A). The type Ml and M2 both lack a pli caballin, but the less worn UF 90299 has a very small one. The hypoconal groove closes on molars variably during ontogeny; it would close on UF


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90299 at an MSCH of about 20 mm, but would be present until late wear on UF 45535. On both M3s the hypoconal groove opens directly into the postfossette, a not uncommon condition in equid M3s. The M3 of UF 69951 also has an isolated protocone, a feature not observed in a sample of 25 specimens of C. cerasinus from the Love Site. An isolated protocone is rarely observed in M3s of C. martini. Molars in early wear-stages (as exemplified by UF 90299) have very deep preprotoconal grooves.
The fossettes of the P3-M3 are similar. A pli hypostyle or pli protoloph are not observed, except during earliest wear-stages. The opposing inner fossette margins are closely appressed (Figs. 20A-20B), more so than in other species of Grammohippus. Fossette plications are shallow, unbranching and not numerous, but are retained until the MSCH reaches about 20 mm or less.
Figure 21. Occlusal view of mandibular symphysis of Calippus (G^ammohippus^) maccartvi n. sp.; UF 69951, holotype; from Moss Acres Racetrack Site, Marion County, Florida. Teeth present: R il-i3; L il-i3, c; R side of symphysis is broken and the i3 has been restored to near its original position.


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With the limited sample, unworn crown heights are not directly observable. The specimen with the greatest MSCH (UF 45535, 40.2 mm) has formed roots and has a completely worn occlusal surface. Therefore, its unworn crown height would have been at least 5 to 10 mm greater. ROC of available specimens of C. maccartyi varies from 55 to 85 mm, much greater than that of C. cerasinus or C. hondurensis (their OR is 38-50 mm). The crowns are not as straight as those of C. (Calippus), however.
The lower cheekteeth of C. maccartyi (Table 10; Figs. 20D-20E) are considerably advanced over other species of Grammohippus, with large, widely flairing metaconids and metastylids. They greatly resemble the basic enamel pattern observed in Astrohippus, as the metaconid, metastylid, and unpenetrated isthmus form a "Y" (Fig. 20D). In premolars (Figs. 20D-20E), the ectoflexid is shallow, the labial borders are rounded or only slightly flattened, and the lingual flexids are deep and persistent through much of the crown. The metaconid of the p2 is large and well developed. In earliest wear-stages, there may be plications extending posteriorly from the isthmus and/or protolophid on both premolars and molars. Molars resemble premolars more than in any other species of Calippus, but do differ in their deeper ectoflexids and narrower occlusal surfaces. On p3 to m3, the protostylid is a variably developed ridge that extends to near the top of the unworn crown, and that often becomes more prominent with wear (Fig. 20D). Even extremely worn molars (e.g. UF 53463) retain well developed lingual flexids.
Discussion. Calippus maccartyi is recognized from only two early Hemphillian localities in north-central Florida. The combined presence of Indarctos and Machairodus at Withlacoochee 4A indicate a late early Hemphillian age (Becker 1985; Tedford et al. in press A). Neither is present at Moss Acres, but its fauna (Table 13) also indicates a younger age than either the Mixson's or McGehee local faunas. Those species that it does share with these two earlier Hemphillian faunas (e.g. Cormohipparion ingenuum and C.plicatile) are represented by morphologically more advanced individuals (Hulbert, in press B). Other taxa, e.g. Nannippus minor and Aphelops mutilus, are represented by more advanced species. Thus, the Moss Acres Racetrack Site is probably late early Hemphillian, but perhaps not as young as Withlacoochee 4A. C. maccartyi represents one of the youngest known species of C. (Grammohippus) and is the most derived in terms of dental evolution. The lower cheekteeth of C. maccartyi resemble those of Astrohippus; however, this is interpreted to represent parallelism and not an especially close phylogenetic relationship (see below). Pseudhipparion simpsoni is a third equid lineage that evolved a similar morphology (Webb and Hulbert 1986).


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GENUS Protohippus LEIDY, 1858
Type Species. Protohippus perditus (Leidy), 1858. Included Species. P. vetus Quinn, 1955; P. supremus Leidy, 1869; P. gidleyi n. sp.
Chronologic and Geographic Distribution. Late Barstovian through early Hemphillian of Great Plains and Florida; Barstovian and early Clarendonian of Texas Gulf Coastal Plain; possibly Clarendonian of California.
Revised Diagnosis. Medium- to large-sized, hypsodont, tridactyl equids with toothrow lengths generally between 125 and 145 mm in mature individuals. Malar fossa absent. DPOF large, teardrop-shaped, relatively shallow; distinctly rimmed dorsally and posteriorly in earlier populations, often with a small posterior pocket; less distinct in later populations, without a pocket. Lacrimal bone large, included in posterior region of DPOF. Diastema short; rostrum broad, but not to the degree of advanced species of Calippus; incisors form typical equine rounded arcade. Upper cheekteeth with large, elongate-oval protocones that are isolated from the protoselene to varying degrees during early wear-stages (most prevalent on P34 and M3); moderately large, single pli caballins on P34 (smaller and less persistent with wear on molars); simple but relatively persistent fossette plications; hypoconal groove generally remains open until at least middle wear; prominent parastyles on P34. Large protostylids on permanent and deciduous lower cheekteeth. Variably developed ectostylids on dp2-dp4.
Discussion. Leidy (1858) first named Protohippus as a subgenus of Equus, but later (e.g. Leidy 1869) raised it to generic rank. It was commonly used in the latter half of the 19th Century; Leidy, Marsh, and Cope described a total of 11 species of Protohippus before 1900 (Gidley 1907). However, many of these were subsequently regarded as synonymous and/or belonging to other genera (Stirton 1940; Webb 1969), and only four species of Protohippus are here recognized as valid. In a series of papers based on an increasing number of relatively complete specimens with more accurate locality data, Gidley (1904; 1906; 1907) was able to redefine Protohippus and clearly distinguish it from Pliohippus and Meiychippus. Gidley's (1907) concepts of Pliohippus and Protohippus were essentially followed by Osborn (1918) and Matthew (1926). McGrew and Stirton (e.g. McGrew 1938; McGrew and Meade 1938; Stirton 1940) proposed a horizontal reorganization of these taxa, in which a number of "primitive" species thought ancestral to a number of advanced genera were all placed in a single genus, Meiychippus. P. perditus (the genotype) was one of these, thus Protohippus was synonymized with Meiychippus, although retained as a subgenus. The chronologic age of a species played a major role in determining its generic


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assignment in this scheme. They considered the boundary between the Miocene and Pliocene to fall between the Devil's Gulch and Burge Faunas, and all late Miocene non-anchitherine equids were placed in Meiychippus sensu lato. The characters they used to define Meiychippus are all primitive, and can no longer be considered valid reasons for taxonomic grouping. MacFadden and Skinner (e.g. MacFadden and Skinner 1981; MacFadden 1984a) have recognized pre-Burge equid populations with Meiychippus-gvade dentitions as members of advanced genera (Hippaiion and Comwhippaiion). A similar, vertical repartitioning of the taxa Stirton (1940) assigned to Meiychippus (Protohippus) is therefore appropriate, and can be based on the stratigraphically controlled Frick collection of crania and associated dentitions. The phylogenetic relationships of Protohippus with other genera will be discussed at length below.
Quinn (1955:54) proposed the new genus Eoequus for a single specimen from the late Barstovian of the Texas Gulf Coastal Plain. As the name suggests, Quinn (1955:58) considered the new taxon to be directly ancestral to Equus. The holotype of Eoequus wilsoni is a young adult that is referred below to Protohippus perditus. Eoequus thus becomes a junior synonym of Protohippus.
Protohippus perditus (LEIDY), 1858 Fig. 22A; Tables 14-16
Equus (Protohippus) perditus LEIDY 1858:26-27.
Protohippus perditus (Leidy), LEIDY 1869:275-277; GIDLEY 1906:136-139
(in part); GIDLEY 1907:882-883 (in part); OSBORN 1918:129-130;
QUINN 1955:19-21 (in part); EVANDER 1978:41. Protohippus or Hippotheiium profectus COPE 1889:447. Meiychippus perditus (Leidy), COPE 1892:943; MCGREW and MEADE
1938:200-202; STIRTON 1940:182; HESSE 1943:168-169;
FORSTEN 1975:31. Eoequus wilsoni QUINN 1955:54-58.
Meiychippus circulus (Quinn), FORSTEN 1975:32-35 (in part).
Type Specimen.- USNM 619, a R maxillary fragment with P4-M3 (Leidy 1869, plate 17.1,17.2).
Type Locality and Horizon.- From "the valley of the Niobrara River" (Leidy 1858:20) in Nebraska. Probably from the Valentine Formation (Devil's Gulch or Crookston Bridge Member?) or stratigraphic equivalent, late Barstovian.


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Distribution. Late, but not latest, Barstovian (about 12 to 14 ma) of the northern Great Plains and the Gulf Coastal Plain of Florida and Texas.
Referred Specimens. Devil's Gulch Fauna, Devil's Gulch Horse Quarry, Brown Co., NE: RAM 60350-60352, 60358, and 114067 5 skulls; F:AM 114091 mandible with dp2-m2. There are many additional, mostly uncatalogued, crania, mandibles, and teeth in the F:AM collection from this fauna. Material from the slightly older Crookston Bridge (Evander 1978) and Norden (Skinner and Johnson 1984) Faunas is also referable to P. perditus, and is principally housed in the UNSM and F:AM collections.
Cold Spring Fauna. Cold Spring Local Fauna, San Jacinto Co., TX: TMM 31219-165 assoc. R DP2-DP4,M1-M2 and L DP2-DP4,M2-M3; -230 partial skull with R DP3-DP4.M1-M2 and L DP1-DP4.M1-M2; -61, -328 2 L P2; -253 R P34; -329, -330 2 L P34; -331, TAMU 3030 2 R M12; TMM 31219-332 L M12; -333 R M3; -5 L M3; -203 assoc. R and L mandibles with dp2-dp4 (probably same individual as 31219-165); -43 R mandible with dp2-ml (probably same individual as 31219-230); -204 R mandible with p4-m3; -337 L mandible with p2-ml; -138 L assoc. p4-m3; -168 assoc. (?) L p3-p4; TAMU 3027 R dp4; TMM 31219-334 R p2; -336 R p34; -335, TAMU 3028, 3029 3 L p34; TMM 31219-338-340 3 L ml2. Noble Farm Local Fauna, Grimes Co., TX: TAMU 3031-3033 3 R P34; 3034 L M12; 3035 L mandible with dp2-m2; 3036 R p34. Chapel Hill, Washington Co., TX: TMM 31272-8 L M3. Goodrich Local Fauna, Polk Co., TX: TMM 31183-30, -37 and -66 assoc. skull with R and L P2-M3 and R and L mandibles with p2-m3 (holotype, Eoequus wilsoni; Quinn 1955, plates 10-13).
Bradley Fauna. Kingsford Mine (Paige No. 1 Dragline), Polk Co., FL: UF 61344 L Ml.
Revised Diagnosis. Slightly smaller and less hypsodont than P. supremus, with toothrow lengths of about 120 to 135 mm and unworn molar crown heights of about 47 mm. Relatively short postcanine diastema and large DPI. Shorter, more oval protocones than P. supremus or P.gidleyi; also shorter metaconid-metastylid complexes and entoflexid lengths.
Description. The holotype of Protohippus perditus (Osborn 1918, Fig. 102) lacks precise locality data, and was recovered from a region where vertebrate fossils have been found ranging in age from the early Miocene to the Pleistocene. A large sample of upper dentitions from the Devil's Gulch Horse Quarry (DGHQ) closely match USNM 619 in size and morphology, and are here referred to P. perditus following unpublished work by Morris Skinner. This sample also includes associated mandibles and crania, thus permitting a more complete description of one of the earliest named North American equid species.
The cranial morphology of P. perditus is well preserved on several skulls from the DGHQ, especially RAM 60350 and 60351. No malar fossa or depression is evident on these specimens, as well as USNM 619 or TMM


Figure 22. Occlusal views of upper cheekteeth of Protohippus from Florida. A. UF 61344, P. perditus, L P4, Kingsford Mine, Bradley Fauna (late Barstovian), Polk County. B. UF 28553, P. supremus, L P4, Grey Zone, Phosphoria Mine, Agricola Fauna (early Clarendonian), Polk County. C-F. P. gidlevi n. sp., Love Site, latest Clarendonian, Alachua County. C. UF 62482, L P2. D. UF 62497, R P34. E. UF 62500, R P34. F. UF 62540, R M12.


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31183-30 (Quinn 1955, Plate 12). The DPOF is large, oval or teardrop-shaped, and runs from above the anterior half of the M3 to the posterior half of the P3. Its greatest length is about 80 mm; its maximum height measured perpendicular to the latter and just posterior to the IOF is about 45 mm. The posterior and dorsal margins of the DPOF on the lacrimal and nasal bones are well rimmed, and there is a slight posterior pocket. The preorbital bar is relatively narrow (about 13.5 to 15.5 mm). The postcanine diastema is shorter than that of P. supremus, and the incisor region is only slightly expanded (Fig. 3; the muzzle width is about 38% of the UTRL). A relatively large DPI (12 to 13 mm long) is retained with the adult dentition, functionally occludes with the p2, contains several distinct cones and lophs, and resembles those of Pliohippus.
The upper cheekteeth of P. perditus (Table 14; Fig. 22A) are characterized by oval (elongate-oval in early wear) protocones that are isolated from the protoselene in very early wear-stages (Quinn 1955, Plate 10.1), but which then rapidly connect. When isolated, the protocones have large anterolabial spurs. Protocones of the premolars are notably shorter than those of the molars. In heavily worn molars, the protocone not uncommonly connects with the hypocone. Fossette plications are relatively simple and not as numerous as in P. supremus or P. gidleyi, nor is the prefossette loop so well formed. By moderate wear-stages, only a single pli prefossette and pli postfossette remain (Fig. 22A). The hypoconal groove remains open until moderate wear; it may simply fade with wear or persist as an isolated lake. The pli caballin is generally less prominent than in P. supremus or P. gidleyi and is frequently absent in moderately worn teeth. The upper cheekteeth are moderately curved, with ROC usually about 45 to 55 mm. Examples of measurable slightly worn or unworn teeth are rare. MSCHs for the slightly worn P2 and P3 of TMM 31183-30 are about 36 and 42 mm, respectively. The slightly worn Ml of TMM 31219-230 has an MSCH of 43.3 mm. Two very slightly worn molars from the DGHQ have MSCHs of 42 and 45 mm. Thus unworn MSCH of the M12 probably lies between 45 and 50 mm. The DP2-DP4 resemble the permanent cheekteeth, but the protocone is relatively much shorter, and the fossette plications are more numerous and persistent in early wear-stages (e.g. TMM 31219-165). Small pli caballins are present and the hypoconal groove remains open even in heavily worn DPs.
Lower cheekteeth (Table 15) are typically protohippine, with large protostylids on p3-m3 and dp34. The metastylid is equal or subequal to the metaconid in size. Permanent premolars in early wear most often have a long isthmus that connects to the metaconid, and the metastylid buds off the metaconid posteriorly and lingually. In some, the ectoflexid can be deep and penetrate the isthmus to varying depths (this morph is very common in the Cold Spring sample). In the majority of observed premolars from the


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Discussion. Protohippus perditus has long been recognized as a characteristic member of the fauna from lower units of the Valentine Formation (McGrew and Meade 1938). However, Gidley's (1907) "neotype" of P. perditus (AMNH 10838) from the Clarendonian of South Dakota is instead referable to Calippus martini (Hulbert 1987a). The relatively complete referred material from the Valentine Formation allows a better understanding of P. perditus and aids the generic diagnosis. The referred specimens from the Gulf Coastal Plain, including the type of "Eoequus" wilsoni and UF 61344, resemble that from the DGHQ and USNM 619 in size, hypsodonty, and general dental morphology (Table 16; Fig. 22A), and indicate that the species was wide-spread during the late Barstovian.
Protohippus profectus was recovered along with the type of Pseudhipparion retnisum (Cope 1889), which suggests a late Barstovian age. It is synonymized with P. perditus rather than P. supremus because of its smaller size, weak fossette plications, and less well developed pli caballins. In the lower units of the Valentine Formation, P. perditus is found in lithosympatry with the slightly larger Pliohippus mirabilis (Leidy 1858). P. mirabilis differs from P. perditus in its very deep DPOF, its well developed malar fossa, and a number of dental characters outlined in Table 17. The two cannot be synonymous, as was proposed by Stirton (1940:182).
Protohippus supremus LEIDY, 1869 Figs. 22B, 23; Tables 14-16
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Pliohippus supremus (Leidy), GIDLEY 1907:889-890 (in part); OSBORN 1918:150-151; STIRTON 1940:192; QUINN 1955:24-26 (in part); WEBB 1969:83-95 (in part); FORSTEN 1975:53.
Pliohippus simus (Gidley), MCGREW and MEADE 1938:201; STIRTON 1940:192.
Hippotigris sellardsi QUINN 1955:46-48. Hippotigris clarendonensis QUINN 1955, 49-50. Hippotigrisparastylus QUINN 1955:50-51. Pliohippus martini (Hesse), FORSTEN 1975:48-53 (in part). Pliohippus (Pliohippus) cf. P. supremus (Leidy), FORSTEN 1975:53-61 (in part).
Lectotype Specimen.- ANSP 11280.1, a slightly worn L P34. Selected by Gidley (1907) from the syntypic series, he referred to it as a Ml, but his measurements clearly indicate which specimen he chose as the lectotype, as later figured by Osborn (1918, Fig. 118.2).
Type Locality and Horizon. Exact locality unknown, Little White River region, South Dakota. Probably Clarendonian deposits of the Ogallala Group.
Distribution. Latest Barstovian and Clarendonian of northern Great Plains (about 10.0 to 12.0 ma); Clarendonian of southern Great Plains, Gulf Coastal Plain of Florida and Texas.
Referred Specimens.- Little White River region, SD: AMNH 980 partial skull with R 13, R and L DP1-M3 (type, P. simus); AMNH 10871 L maxilla with P2-P4, M2-M3.
Burge Fauna. Burge Quarry, Cherry Co., NE: F:AM 60353 assoc. skull, rami, and postcranial skeleton; 60356 skull with R and L DP1-M3; 108187, 114058-114063 7 maxillae or palates; 60357 assoc. skull, R and L rami; Midway Quarry, Cherry Co., NE: F:AM 60354 assoc. skull, R and L rami.
Clarendon Fauna. MacAdams Quarry, Donley Co., TX: F:AM 111728 assoc. skull and rami. C. Risley Ranch Site, Donley Co., TX: TMM 255-29 R mandible with p3-m3 (type, H. clarendonensis); TMM 255-17 L ml2.
Lapara Creek Fauna. Bridge Estate Site, Bee Co., TX: TMM 31132-284D R P34; -541, -542 2 R M12; -459 L mandible with p2-m3 (type, H. parastylus); -335 assoc. p4,m2-m3; -237 L ml2. Buckner Ranch Site, Bee Co., TX: TMM 30896-503 assoc. R and L P2-M3 (type, H. sellardsi); -206 and -541 assoc. mandibles with R p3-m3 and L p2-m3; -240, -476 2 R mandibles with dp2-ml; -420C, F assoc. L m2-m3; -447 R p34; -420G L p34. Farish Ranch Site, Bee Co., TX: TMM 31081-1183 L p34; -664 R mandible with p2-m3; -168E, F assoc. p4-ml; -1210 L p2.
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Revised Diagnosis. Large Protohippus with toothrow lengths of about 130 to 145 mm and unworn molar crown heights of about 54 mm. Larger and more hypsodont than P. perditus, with a broader muzzle, smaller (on average) DPI, more elongate protocone, and more complex fossette plications. Hypoconal groove present until late wear-stages; forms lake on premolars. Protocones isolated from protoselene in early wear-stages of P3-M2, until moderate wear on M3; not as isolated as those of P. gidleyi. Metastylid large, well separated from metaconid by well developed, persistent lingual flexids especially on premolars.
Description. Based on AMNH 9820 (holotype, Protohippus simus) and a number of crania from the Burge Member of the Valentine Formation, the facial region of P. supremus greatly resembles that of the genotypic species, P. perditus. No malar fossa is present. The DPOF is approximately the same size and in the same position as in P.perditus, but it is notably shallower and less well-rimmed (Osborn 1918, Plate 21.1). The Burge specimens retain a well defined posterior rim and a very slight pocket. Clarendonian specimens (e.g. AMNH 9820 and F:AM 111728) have an even shallower and less well defined DPOF without a posterior pocket, but are otherwise identical to the latest Barstovian (Burge) population. As noted by Gidley (1906) in his description of P. simus, the muzzle is very broad (about 45% of the UTRL), much greater than that of a similarly sized, typical equid (Fig. 3). The first two incisors are not linearly arranged, as in Calippus, but are slightly arcuate.
The upper cheekteeth of P. supremus (Tables 14, 16; Figs. 22B, 23) have very strong styles, including a well developed metastyle. The P2 has a shorter, rounder protocone than the other teeth; it is connected to the protoselene in all known specimens. The fossettes of the P2 tend to be simpler, and the hypoconal grooves close earlier than in the P34. The P34 have large, widely open parastyles and mesostyles, and small metastyles that are retained until late wear-stages. The protocone of the P34 is elongate; with wear it becomes shorter and wider. In early wear-stages, the protocone is isolated from the protoselene, but has a large labially directed spur. With wear, the spur connects with the protoselene (Fig. 23); this connection is at first greatly constricted by a deep preprotoconal groove, this condition persists until at least moderate wear-stages. The P34 protocone orientation is markedly oblique (Fig. 22B), and, in late wear-stages, the protocone does not connect with the hypocone. The P34 have a large, usually single (but occasionally branched) pli caballin that is reduced and lost at MSCHs of about 25 to 30 mm. The hypoconal groove remains open at least until moderate wear-stages; it closes to form a lake and disappears at a greater crown height than in the molars. Fossette plications are relatively complex and persistent for a protohippine, as only very greatly worn P34 totally lack plications (Fig. 23). A pli protoloph and pli hypostyle are uncommon, but occasionally found on slightly worn teeth. The posterior half of the prefossette almost always has


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two deep plications surrounding a large prefossette loop in moderate to slightly worn teeth, with a third accessory plication possible. The opposing side of the postfossette has a deep pli postfossette and an accessory plication. At moderate wear-stages, the accessory plications are lost, and only the deep folds remain. These are gradually lost only in very heavily worn P34s.
The molars exhibit basically the same pattern as the P34 (Fig. 23), although the pli caballin is smaller and lost earlier in wear, the hypoconal groove remains open until very late wear-stages (and does not form a lake), and the protocone orientation is not as oblique. In late wear-stages, the protocone of the M12 may unite with the hypocone (Fig. 23 and F:AM 111728), isolating the postprotoconal valley as a fossette. This occurs less frequently and typically only in much more deeply worn teeth than in Pliohippus. In terms of degree of isolation of the protocone, the M3 ranks highest, followed by the P34, then the M12, and finally the P2. Even moderately to heavily worn M3s can retain isolated protocones, for example the left M3 of AMNH 9820. This same pattern is observed, to an overall greater degree of isolation, in the younger species P. gidleyi. The deciduous premolars are similar to those of P. perditus, having more complex internal fossette borders with persistent plications and rounded protocones. The DPI is retained with the adult dentition, but is relatively (and usually absolutely) smaller than that of P.perditus (x = 10.3 mm; OR = 9.2-11.1 mm; n = 5). P3-M2 are moderately curved, with ROC generally between 45 and 50 mm. Unworn upper cheekteeth that can unambiguously be assigned to P. supremus are rare, thus maximum MSCHs are estimated from slightly worn teeth, and should be considered minimum values. These estimates are about 38 mm for the P2 and about 55 mm for the P3-M2.
Lower cheekteeth of P. supremus (Table 15) are especially characterized by large protostylids that appear on the occlusal surface shortly after the onset of wear, and relatively large metastylids. In premolars, the metastylid is expanded equally with the metaconid. This, in conjunction with large, deep lingual flexids in early and moderate wear-stages gives the premolars a hipparionine-like appearance. The ectoflexid of the premolars is quite variable in its depth of penetration of the isthmus, but is most often shallow. The contraction of the lingual flexids is delayed relative to that observed in P. perditus and most species of Calippus. In general, the isthmus connects to the metaconid, or between the metaconid and metastylid, but occasionally to the metastylid as observed by Quinn (1955, Plate 9.5). The molars also have enlarged and expanded metaconids and metastylids, but are otherwise of typical protohippine morphology. Lower deciduous premolars are slightly larger, but similar to those of P. perditus, with low ectostylids and large protostylids on dp34. The dp2 has a flattened anterior border, and frequently a small protostylid. The anterior margin of the p2 is often similarly truncated in later wear-stages.


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Discussion. Leidy (1869) based Protohippus supremus on three isolated upper cheekteeth from different individuals. He figured two of the specimens (Leidy 1869, plate 27.3 and 27.4) and described the third as unworn. Gidley (1907:889), acting as first reviser, selected one of the figured specimens (ANSP 11280.1) as the lectotype, the tooth Leidy (1869) described in most detail and figured in Plate 27.4 (reillustrated by Osborn 1918, Fig. 118.2). Gidley's (1907) choice of a lectotype is critical, as the two principal syntypes apparently represent distinct species of different genera. The lectotype, here interpreted to represent Protohippus, is a premolar and not an Ml, as was stated by Gidley (1907) and repeated by Osborn (1918). Quinn (1955:24) also recognized that it is a P34, but failed to properly grasp its phylogentic significance. The specimen has the following characters, which indicate that it is a premolar and not a molar: (1) parastyle open and very large (it is somewhat larger than indicated in the illustrations); (2) mesostyle widely open, not constricted; and (3) its angle of attrition is anterior (the method of Bode 1931). This determination is important, as the dimensions of ANSP 11280.1 (Table 16), while matching those of referred P34s, are much larger than average for molars. The paratype (ANSP 11280.2) is a true molar (probably a M2), despite its much greater APL than the lectotype. Besides size, the lectotype has six characters that indicate its referral to Protohippus rather than Pliohippus: (1) protocone isolated from protoselene; (2) very strong pli caballin that nearly touches the protocone; (3) very long prefossette loop that extends lingually farther than the main body of the prefossette; (4) deep hypoconal groove that would have remained open until late wear-stages; (5) large parastyle; and (6) radius of curvature of about 50 mm. All these are characteristic of premolars from the referred sample of Protohippus supremus and differ considerably from the conditions found in contemporary Clarendonian Pliohippus populations (pers. obs. and Skinner et al. 1977). The paratype is referable to Pliohippus based on its greater size, lower radius of curvature (40 mm), smaller prefossette loop, and the absence of a pli caballin. While Gidley (1907) did not clearly state which of the two he considered the type, the measurements he gives are those of the specimen that Osborn (1918) later stated was the lectotype. Because his purpose was to place Leidy's species in Pliohippus, Gidley's (1907) choice of a lectotype was ironically incorrect, as his study was otherwise the first to clearly enumerate the differences between Protohippus and Pliohippus, and he used characters that were ignored by later workers (e.g. Stirton 1940).
The lectotype of P. supremus matches in size, curvature, and morphology a well represented sample from the very late Barstovian and Clarendonian of Nebraska and South Dakota. Although similar in many features, it is more advanced than, and clearly distinct from, P. perditus (as was first recognized by Gidley 1906 in his description of P. simus). The important generic characters this referred sample shows are: lack of a malar fossa; large, shallow DPOF;


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broadened muzzle; isolated protocones in early wear-stages; and well developed protostylids. The large series of associated dentitions in various wear-stages from the Burge Fauna indicate that the differences between the types of P. supremus and P. simus (both were collected from the Little White River region of South Dakota) result from differing degrees of wear, and that the two are not specifically distinct. Based on priority, the proper name is P. supremus.
Protohippus and Pliohippus lived contemporaneously, and apparently sympatrically, in Texas and the Great Plains from the late Barstovian to the early Hemphillian. Gidley (1907), primarily using cranial characters, recognized the differences between the two and allied Calippus (his Protohippus placidus) with Protohippus. Later studies (e.g. McGrew and Meade 1938; Stirton 1940) emphasized the use of upper cheekteeth to determine relationships (at the expense of cranial and lower cheektooth features), and contemporary populations of the two genera were frequently lumped into one species. For example, Stirton (1940) proposed that P. perditus and Pliohippus mirabilis were synonyms, and Webb's (1969) referred sample of "Pliohippus" supremus includes specimens of both Protohippus and Pliohippus. Table 17 contrasts the features of Protohippus and Pliohippus and is based on the large series of associated skulls and mandibles in the Frick collection.
Webb (1969) provided the most complete discussion of the relationships of Pliohippus s.l. (including Protohippus as recognized here) in what might be termed the post-Stirton (1940) period. Webb correctly concluded (in my opinion) that many of the previously named, large, Clarendonian species of Pliohippus were synonymous. Webb (1969:95) hypothesized that species of Pliohippus could be divided into two groups, one with a shallow "lacrimal" fossa and no malar fossa, the other with deep malar and lacrimal fossae. He bemoaned the lack of an adequate sample of skulls with which to test this hypothesis. The Frick collection, then unavailable to Webb for study, contains such a sample. Another factor then creating confusion was the common perception that Pliohippus pachyops from the Clarendon Fauna displayed a "Protohippus"-type face and a "Pliohippus"-type dentition, suggesting that the two could not be separated. The equine dental features of the type of P. pachyops include dp3 and dp4 with very reduced protostylids and no ectostylids, and the connected protocone on the slightly worn Ml. Recently, the holotype of P. pachyops has been further prepared, and removal of matrix in the ventral preorbital region revealed the presence of a small but distinct malar fossa similar to the one found on the type of Pliohippus fossulatus, also from the Clarendon Fauna (D. Winkler, pers. comm.). P. simus cannot be synonymized with P. pachyops, as Webb (1969) suggested, because of both its cranial and dental morphology.


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The results of this study indicate that Webb's (1969) preferred hypothesis about Clarendonian Pliohippus s.I. was correct in its essential point (i.e. there are two taxa clearly differentiated on the basis of facial fossae and other characters), but that the names he chose for the two (Pliohippus supremus and Pliohippus pachyops) were incorrect. Instead, the presence of two genera are indicated, Pliohippus s.s. and Protohippus. With the referral of P. supremus to Protohippus, the next available name for the large Clarendonian Pliohippus is Pliohippus pemix Marsh (1874), the genotypic species. A review of the systematics of Pliohippus, and the relationships of Dinohippus and Pliohippus, is clearly needed, as both are paraphyletic assemblages as currently perceived in the literature.
A number of species and specimens from beyond the type region are referable to Protohippus supremus. "Hippotigris" clarendonensis Quinn from the Clarendon Fauna resembles P. supremus rather than Calippus martini or Pliohippus pemix with its large metastylids, well developed lingual flexids and protostylids, and reduced ectoflexid depth on ml-m3. F:AM 111728, which was illustrated by MacFadden (1984a, figs. 66 and 69) as Neohipparion affine, is another Clarendon specimen of P. supremus. Based on examination of the RAM, TMM, and PPM collections, Protohippus is rare in the Clarendon Fauna, while C. martini and P. pemix are common. Similarly, P. supremus is rare in the Minnechaduza Fauna, although it is common in the Burge. As the decline coincided with the appearance of C. martini, competition with that species may have played a role in its drastic reduction in abundance. P. supremus is also present, but again rare relative to C. martini and P. pemix, in the Lapara Creek Fauna. Quinn (1955) named two species of Hippotigris from the Lapara Creek Fauna, H. sellardsi and H. parastylus, that are referable to P. supremus. The three figured upper teeth (Quinn 1955, plate 4.1-4.3) are also referable to P. supremus, although the lowers called "Pliohippus" supremus (plate 4.4) are instead referable to P. pemix. Two specimens from Florida, UF 28553 (Fig. 22B; Table 16) and UF 24125 also represent P. supremus. Although moderately worn, UF 28553 still retains a well developed prefossette loop and a pli caballin, the hypoconal groove is open, and the protoconal connection is tightly constricted. The slightly worn UF 24125 (MSCH = 48.5 mm) has an isolated protocone with a large spur, and a large prefossette loop. It has an ROC of 65 mm, unusually high for the species. The rare nature of P. supremus in the Agricola Fauna is again associated with the presence of Calippus martini.


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Protohippus gidleyi new species Figs. 22C-22F, 24-25; Tables 14-16
Dinohippus or Pliohippus sp., HIRSCHFELD and WEBB, 1968:247, 249. cf. Pliohippus sp., WEBB et al., 1981:527.
Type Specimens.- Holotype, UF 62473, assoc. R P2-M3 and L P2-M1. Paratype, UF 32173, R mandible with p2-m3, missing symphysis and most of ascending ramus.
Type Locality and Horizon.- Love Site (NW 1/4, SW 1/4, NW 1/4 sec. 9, T11S, R18E, Archer Quad.), 1.5 km N of Archer, Alachua Co., Florida (Webb et al. 1981); fluvial sediments of the Alachua Formation, very late Clarendonian, or about 9.0 ma.
Etymology. Named in honor of James W. Gidley, an outstanding scholar of mammalian systematics and evolution; especially for his contributions to the study of Protohippus.
Distribution. Very late Clarendonian to early Hemphillian of Florida (about 6.5 to 9.0 ma); early Hemphillian of Nebraska.
Referred Specimens. Love Site, Alachua Co., FL: UF 32261 R maxilla with P2.P3-M3; 32298/32299 assoc. R P3-M3 and L P2-M3; 32269 assoc. R P2-P3,M1,M3 and L P4-M3; 67703 assoc. R M1-M3; 60875 assoc. R M1-M2; 32279 assoc. L P4-M3; 65237, 69821 2 R DP2; 36044, 36095, 36101, 36123, 96882 5 L DP2; 65231-65232, 68849-68850, 92958-92959, 96893-96900 14 R DP34; 65233-65236, 92960, 96883-96892 15 L DP34; 36031, 36057, 60245, 62471-62472, 62474-62475 7 R P2; 36146, 36225, 36236, 62476-62477, 62479-62482, 92992 10 L P2; 61350, 62493-62502, 62504-62510, 62537 19 R P34; 61349, 62483-62491, 62513-62521 19 L P34; 62536, 62539-62540, 62542-62550 12 R M12; 62522-62532, 62534-62535 13 L M12; 68822-68824, 68826-68831 9 R M3; 68832-68838 7 L M3; 32207 R mandible with p3-m3; 32167, 32209 2 L mandibles with p3-m3; 32242 L mandible with p4-m2; 32205 assoc. R dp2-dp3; 64402 assoc. L dp2-dp4; 67704 assoc. R p3-m3; 67747 assoc. R p4-m3; 32129, 32135, 32140, 32220, 32243, 32288, 36279, 67729, 67746, 68776, 68782, 68787 12 partial mandibles or assoc. lower dentitions; 69802, 90267, 96538 3 R dp2; 90187, 90268-90269, 96537, 96917 5 L dp2; 90278-90279, 96539 3 R dp34; 90270-90277, 96540-96544 13 L dp34; 36290-36296, 96953-96956 11 R p2; 36297-36300, 67701-67702, 92961, 96331, 96950-96952 11 L p2; 67705-67723, 96957-96959 22 R p34; 67724-67728, 67730-67745, 67748, 96960-96961 24 L p34; 67779-67800, 68781, 96964-96966 26 R ml2; 67749-67778, 92962, 96962-96963 33 L ml2; 68770-68779, 92991, 96533 12 R m3; 68758-68769, 96523, 96534 14 L m3.


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McGehee Farm, Alachua Co., FL: UF 45634 R M12; 17138 R p2; 19238 R p34; 16633, 45622 2 R ml2; 7239 L ml2; 45630 R m3. Haile 19A, Alachua Co., FL: UF 52963 L p34. Pareners Branch Site, Alachua Co., FL: UF 98488 R P2. Mixson's Bone Bed, Levy Co., FL: F:AM 113639 assoc. R P4 and L P2-
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Withlacoochee River Site 4A, Marion-Citrus Cos. boundary, FL: UF 45521 assoc. R and L DP2-DP4,M1.
Cambridge Fauna, UNSM loc. Ft-40, Frontier Co., NE: UNSM 90641 skull; 2634 R maxilla with P2-M3; 4024, 4072-4075, 4078-4079, 4082, 4251 9 isolated upper cheekteeth; 2635 assoc. R mandible with p2-m2 and L mandible with p2-m3; 2951, 4046-4047, 4049-4050, 4052, 4054, 4056-4058, 4062-4065, 4067, 4237 16 isolated lower cheekteeth.
Diagnosis. Protohippus intermediate in size between P.perditus and P. supremus, with toothrow lengths of 125 to 135 mm. Unworn molar crown height about 58 mm. Protocones of P3 and P4 generally isolated for uppermost 20% of crown, then connected to protoselene at MSCHs of 30 to 40 mm. M3 protocone also often isolated until moderate wear-stages, but may connect earlier. P2, Ml, and M2 protocones generally isolated only in very early wear-stages. Protocone of P3-M2 large, elongate; on M12 connected to hypocone in latest wear-stages. Anterostyle of P2 reduced. Lower cheekteeth similar to those of P. supremus but with more expanded metaconid-metastylid complex, more persistent lingual flexids, and less prominent protostylids. Paraconid of p2 and dp2 less flattened than in P. supremus. Ectostylid of dp2-dp4 rudimentary.
Description.- The holotype, UF 62473 (Fig. 24A; Table 16), consists of an associated assemblage of upper cheekteeth of a young adult. The M3 had only partially erupted, as its posterior half is not yet fully worn. The specimen evidently represents an individual whose remains were scattered by currents, as the teeth were recovered from several contiguous quadrants and were not recognized as being associated in the field. That they represent a single individual is evidenced by similarity of preservation, their identical wear-stage, and the goodness of fit between them. The P2 (Fig. 24A) resembles others in the referred sample of moderate wear with its rounded protocone, well developed preprotoconal groove, lack of a pli caballin, deep hypoconal groove, simple fossettes, and relatively short anterostyle. The P34 have larger styles, moderate pli caballins, deep hypoconal grooves, and oval-elongate protocones with constricted protoconal connections and pointed posterior ends. The protocone of the right P4 is still isolated (Fig. 24A), but its spur is within 1 mm of the protoselene, and it would no doubt have connected after slightly more wear. The Ml and M2 of UF 62473 differ from the P34 only slightly in size (Table 16), but do not have pli caballins, their protocones are more broadly connected and less obliquely oriented, have weaker styles, and


Figure 24. Occlusal views of upper and lower cheekteeth of Protohippus gidleyi n. sp. from the Love Site, latest Clarendonian, Alachua County, Florida. A. UF 62473, associated R P2-M3, holotype, early moderate wear-stage. B. UF 32298, associated L P2-M3, late moderate ^ wear-stage. C. UF 32173, associated R p2-m3, paratype, moderate wear-stage. ^


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smaller prefossette loops. The protocone of the M3 is connected to the protoselene by a very narrow isthmus; most M3s of similar MSCH in the topotypic sample have isolated protocones.
Upper cheekteeth of P. gidleyi (Figs. 22C-22E, 24A-24B; Tables 14, 16) resemble those of P. supremus in most regards. They are only moderately curved, with ROC of molars between 50 and 60 mm. The P2 in early wear
Figure 25. Occlusal views of upper and lower cheekteeth of Protohippus gidleyi n. sp. from the Love Site, latest Clarendonian, Alachua County, Florida. A. UF 67704, associated R p3-p4, early wear-stage. B. UF 67769, L ml2, early wear-stage. C. UF 45622, R ml2, early moderate wear-stage. D. UF 90274, L dp34. E. UF 65232, R DP34.


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(Fig. 22C) has a rounded, isolated protocone with a spur, and the postprotoconal valley is often confluent with the prefossette (e.g. UF 62481, 62482). A strong metastyle is usually present, but it tends to fade with wear, as does the pseudoparastyle. The anterostyle is often weak, giving the P2 a more blunt appearance, rather than its usual triangular form. The prefossette and postfossette are confluent in over half the sample of P2s from the Love Site, although they are separate in almost all of the heavily worn specimens (Fig. 24B). In early wear, the P2 can have well plicated fossettes (e.g. UF 62476), but these soon fade with wear, leaving at most a single pli prefossette and pli postfossette. Pli caballins are rarely present, and almost always weaker than those of the P34. With wear, the protoconal connection widens, the fossettes lose all plications and become more narrow, and with heavy wear the hypoconal groove is lost. The P34 (Figs. 22D-22E) have strong styles, including metastyles, deep hypoconal grooves that persist until about 45% of the crown is worn (Fig. 26), and moderately complex fossettes. The hypoconal grooves are almost always lost without forming a lake. A single, generally small pli protoloph or pli hypostyle is occasionally present in the upper quarter of the crown. In early wear-stages, the posterior half of the prefossette may have up to four (two or three are more common) plications, and the anterior half of the postfossette usually bears one or two. The prefossette loop is well developed, but is usually not as long as in P. supremus. Moderate to heavily worn P34s generally retain one or two plis prefossette and a single, deep pli postfossette. These too tend to be lost as MSCHs reach 21 mm and less. This is also the period when the pli caballin is usually lost. The protocones tend to be long, often with flattened to slightly concave lingual borders. The MSCH at which the protocone attaches to the protoselene is variable (Fig. 26), but usually between 30 and 40 mm. Prior to connecting, the protocone bears a large, anterolabial spur (Fig. 22E). After the connection, the preprotoconal groove remains deep until latest wear-stages (Fig. 24B).
The M12 tend to be of about the same APL as the P34, but somewhat narrower (Table 14). As is typical for protohippines, the fossette plications are less numerous and are lost at earlier wear-stages than the P34, and pli caballins are found in only the earliest wear-stages (Figs. 22F, 24A). The protocone is connected rapidly with wear, is oriented much less obliquely than in the P34, and becomes connected to the hypocone with heavy wear. The protoconal connection remains constricted throughout much of the crown, with a deep preprotoconal groove. Metastyles are much less prominent than on the P34. The hypoconal groove remains open until the MSCH reaches 20 mm or less. Unworn or slightly worn MSCHs are about 39 mm for P2, 50 mm for P34, and 58 mm for the M12.
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pli caballin. The DP34 have elongate protocones, generally strong pli caballins, well developed styles, and moderately simple fossettes. The hypoconal groove is deep and a pli dihypostyle is usually present.
Lower cheekteeth of P. gidleyi (Tables 15-16; Figs. 24C, 25A-25D) especially resemble those of P. supremus, the principal difference being that the younger species tends to exhibit advanced features, such as elongated metaconids and metastylids, through a greater percentage of the crown. The paratype, UF 32173, is a typical example of a moderately worn individual (Fig. 24C). Deep lingual flexids are retained on all but the ml, which is starting to lose the metaflexid and shorten the metastylid. The lower premolars retain expanded metaconids and metastylids and relatively deep lingual flexids even at crown heights of less than 20 mm. In very early wear-stages, the bases of the metaflexid and entoflexid may bear several plications (Fig. 25B), but these are soon lost with wear. The p34 ectoflexid is a broad "V," generally penetrating into the isthmus to a depth about that of the base of the entoflexid (Fig. 25A). The ectoflexid of the p2 is shallower, not penetrating the isthmus, and the paraconid is usually angular in moderate to early wear-stages, becoming more blunt with heavy wear as in P. supremus. In the molars, the ectoflexid almost always separates the isthmus. In early wear-stages, the deep, "V"-shaped linguaflexid and the ectoflexid nearly completely separate the metaconid and metastylid, except for a narrow commissure (Fig. 25C). With wear, both retreat, so that there is greater dentine confluence between the metaconid and metastylid (Fig. 24C). In early to moderate wear-stages the metastylid is nearly as large as the metaconid, but tends to be angular while the latter is more rounded. Only in later wear-stages is the metastylid noticeably smaller and less Iingually placed than the metaconid. Moderate protostylids appear on the occlusal surface shortly after the onset of wear on the p3-m3, and may at first be isolated from the protoconid (e.g. the m2 of UF 67704); they are stronger in p34 than ml-m3, but vary with age. The labial borders of the protoconid and hypoconid are rounded. Lower deciduous premolars are like those of P. supremus (Fig. 25D), but have more rudimentary ectostylids. The strong protostylids, however, serve to distinguish them from the dp2-dp4 of Pliohippus. As in the permanent teeth, the protostylid is often isolated from the protoconid in early wear-stages (e.g. UF 64402).
Cranial features of P. gidleyi are known only from UNSM 9064, a nearly complete skull from the referred Nebraskan population. The dentition of UNSM 9064 is extremely worn and nondiagnostic (except to indicate that it is a protohippine or equine). The broadened muzzle and short diastema distinguish it from Dinohippus, the only other large equine in the fauna. It is larger and with a less broadened and robust muzzle than in advanced species of C. {Grammohippus). The facial region of UNSM 9064 has been distorted by crushing, and the depressions in the malar region are of post-depositional


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origin. The dorsal facial region of the somewhat better preserved right side indicates the presence of a faint DPOF located very anterior to the orbit, dorsal to the M2 to P3, and about 50 mm long. It is not distinctly rimmed or pocketed. Small alveoli indicate that a DPI was retained with the permanent dentition.
Discussion. Protohippus gidleyi is the youngest and most derived species of Protohippus. Unworn crown heights of its cheekteeth are about 5% greater than those of P. supremus. Its lower cheekteeth have the most expanded metaconids and metastylids of any protohippine, and elongated metaflexids and entoflexids remain deep until very late wear-stages. The most interesting trend evident in P. gidleyi is the tendency for increased isolation of the protocone from the protoselene. Possession of isolated protocones is generally considered structurally inferior to the connected condition (Stirton 1941). The trend in Protohippus for increased protocone isolation, along with the successful radiation of the hipparionines, suggests that this hypothesis is incorrect.
The topotypic sample of P. gidleyi contains a number of upper and lower dentitions, along with many isolated cheekteeth, thus allowing a good estimate of individual and ontogenetic dental variation. Several early Hemphillian sites from Florida contain a few teeth that cannot be distinguished from the Love Site sample of P. gidleyi. UF 45521, a juvenile individual from the late early Hemphillian, is only provisionally referred to P. gidleyi. The protocone of the Ml is relatively small, and the fossettes are somewhat more plicated than in the topotypic population. A well represented sample from the late early Hemphillian of Nebraska suggests that the latter feature may be a chronoclinal trend within P. gidleyi. This sample is important, as it includes the only known skull of P. gidleyi. It demonstrates notable differences in muzzle and fossae morphology from Dinohippus, Pliohippus, and Calippus and corroborates the dental evidence that the species belongs in Protohippus. The minor differences between the Love Site and Ft-40 populations are best explained by geographical variation and chronoclinal evolution. For example, the protocone of the M12 tends to be more isolated in the younger sample, surely a continuation of the trend observed throughout the entire genus.
PHYLOGENY OF CALIPPUS AND PROTOHIPPUS, AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER EQUID GENERA
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genera, this analysis is hampered by a vast number of poorly known, late Hemingfordian and Barstovian species that lie at the base of the Miocene radiation of the Equinae. These species are all traditionally referred to the genus Meiychippus. Problems associated with many of these primitive species are lack of adequate cranial material, poor sample sizes of cheekteeth, paucity of associated upper and lower dentitions, and inadequate stratigraphic data for type specimens. The following, therefore, is a preliminary assessment of phylogenetic relationships among protohippine and equine genera.
Using the character states presented in Table 18, hypotheses of evolutionary relatedness of protohippines with other equid taxa were formulated using standard cladistic methods. Character state polarity was primarily determined by the outgroup method, i.e. the character state found in one or more taxa considered the probable sister group (s) of the taxa being studied is assumed to be primitive. Four outgroups were used: "Parahippus" leonensis; "Meiychippus" gunteri; "M." primus; and the Hipparionini. "P." leonensis is especially well represented from the early Hemingfordian Thomas Farm Site (Simpson 1932; Bader 1956; Forsten 1975; Hulbert 1984), and has long been considered closely related or ancestral to later equids (Stirton 1940; Downs 1956). The late Hemingfordian "M." gunteri is at present known only from isolated teeth, partial toothrows, and a limited sample of post-cranial elements (Simpson 1932); dentally it is among the least progressive of species commonly referred to "Meiychippus" (e.g. Stirton 1940). "M." primus is known from a large series of skulls, mandibles, and post-cranial elements from the late Hemingfordian Sheep Creek Fauna (Osborn 1918; Matthew 1924; Skinner et al. 1977; Evander 1985), but detailed descriptions of them have never been published. The Hipparionini are a monophyletic clade (Forsten 1982; Hulbert 1987b) of at least six genera. The character states listed for the Hipparionini represent the primitive states for the tribe as determined by a separate phylogenetic analysis.
Figure 27 demonstrates the cladistic relationships of the protohippines and equines using cranial and dental characters (Table 18). Both form reasonably well defined, monophyletic clades, as each are united by synapomorphies of the dentition and by cranial characters. There are three shared derived character states that join these two clades (at Node 1, Fig. 27): protocones that connect to the protoselene in very early wear-stages; relatively simple internal fossette margins; and molar metaconids positioned notably more lingually than the metastylids. The interrelationships of equines (Astrohippus, Pliohippus, Equus, etc.) are currently under study by B. MacFadden. They are here treated as a single, monophyletic taxon (although this may be disproven with further investigation) that forms the sister group of the protohippines. Provisionally, they are derived with respect to Calippus, Protohippus, and their common outgroups by their possession (at Node 2, Fig. 27) of: well developed malar fossae (secondarily lost in some); moderately


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deep DPOF (also secondarily reduced in some taxa); elongated muzzles; very simple internal fossette margins; and reduced or absent lateral phalanges.
As shown in Figure 27, Node 3, Calippus and Protohippus are sister taxa and share the following derived character states: relatively broad muzzle; elongate-oval protocones; markedly oblique premolar protocone orientation; well developed protostylid on p3-m3; metaconid and metastylid well separated in early wear-stages; shallow premolar ectoflexids; and increased unworn crown height. Protohippus is principally defined by the retention of many primitive character states, but it does have four autapomorphies (Fig. 27, Node 4), increased size (UTRL > 120 mm), a very broad DPOF, an inflated malar region lacking depression or fossa, and enlarged metastylids of approximately the same size as metaconids. The condition of the malar region is actually a reversal to the state observed in "Parahippus" leonensis and "M." primus.
The four recognized species of Protohippus may represent a single, anagenetically evolving lineage, as there is only minor evidence for cladogenesis, and they do not overlap in time (see below). Protohippus vetus was described by Quinn (1955) on an upper dentition of a young adult and a single lower molar, both from the early late Barstovian Burkeville l.f. of the Texas Gulf Coastal Plain. A few additional specimens from the same fauna were described by Forsten (1975) as Meiychippus vetus. As cranial material of this taxon is unknown, its relationships must be determined solely on the basis of its cheekteeth. It is of moderate size (UTRL about 120 mm), slightly smaller than P. perditus or Calippus martini, and larger than C. proplacidus or C. cerasinus. It has relatively well developed protostylids and elongate-oval protocones, both derived character states shared with Calippus and Protohippus. In early wear-stages, its protocones are isolated with prominent spurs (Quinn 1955, plate 1.14); with wear, they rapidly connect with the protoselenes. Its upper and lower deciduous cheekteeth are relatively low crowned and poorly cemented, with well developed protostylids, ectostylids, and parastyles. The size, unworn molar crown height (about 35 mm), and morphology of the cheekteeth of "P." vetus are those expected in the most primitive species of Protohippus. At Node 5 (Fig. 28), P. perditus, P. supremus, and P. gidleyi are derived relative to P. vetus by their strong premolar pli caballin, larger protostylids, increased unworn crown height, and increased size (UTRL > 130 mm). No derived character states relative to P. supremus and P. gidleyi were found for P. perditus. P. supremus and P. gidleyi share a number of derived character states at Node 6 (Fig. 28), including increased crown height, increased degree of protoconal isolation, reduced DPI, metaconid and metastylid more expanded and more persistently well separated, reduced depth of DPOF, and a more greatly broadened muzzle. Based on this analysis, P. supremus is derived with respect to P. gidleyi only by its greater size and perhaps by a better developed prefossette loop (Node 7).


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P. gidleyi has a number of autapomorphies, notably its shallower DPOF, very long preorbital bar, more isolated protocones, reduced anterostyle on P2, and reduced ectostylids on dp2-dp4 (Node 8).
Within the eight million year record of Protohippus (about 6 to 14 ma), a number of trends are evident. First, there are those commonly found in many equine genera, such as increasing crown height, reducing DPOF depth, decreasing the size of the DPI, and increasing the length, depth, and persistence of the lingual flexids. Second, a trend also seen in the two subgenera of Calippus, is an increase in the relative breadth of the anterior muzzle region and mandibular symphysis. Finally, a trend observed in no other protohippine or equine lineage, but which is characteristic of hipparionines, is the increasing degree of isolation of the protocone from the protoselene. The youngest known population of Protohippus, from the Ft-40 locality in Nebraska, is the most derived sample in terms of an isolated protocone.
A number of derived character states are shared by the species of Calippus (Fig. 28, Node 9), especially the very short post-canine diastema, very broad muzzle, and flattened, non-arcuate incisor margin. Synapomorphies of the cheektooth series include the immediate connection of the protocone to the protoselene, relatively rapid closure of the hypoconal groove, very shallow p2 ectoflexid, and loss of the ectostylid on the dp2-dp4. These dental characters are not sufficient to define the genus, as several were independently attained by some equine taxa. As in hipparionines (Skinner and MacFadden 1977; MacFadden 1984a), cranial features appear to be more useful than dental characters in distinguishing genera (or groups of genera), and less subject to parallelism (although it certainly is not absent). The two recognized subgenera of Calippus are each defined by a number of synapomorphies. The two probably diverged by the late early Barstovian. The oldest specimens probably referable to Calippus are from the Eubanks Fauna, Pawnee Creek Formation of northeastern Colorado, about 15 ma (Tedford et al. in press). Osborn's (1918) "M." propaivalus may represent this taxon, although both the holotype and paratype are too worn to be very diagnostic. In size, it is intermediate between the larger species of C. (Calippus) (e.g. C. placidus) and the smaller species of C. (Grammohippus) (e.g. C. circulus or C. cerasinus).
Members of the subgenus C. (Calippus) share the following derived character states (Fig. 28, Node 10): small size (UTRL < 105 mm); relatively straight upper cheekteeth; strong protostylid on p3-m3; relatively enlarged metastylid; and shallow ectoflexids on the p2-p4. C. proplacidus and C. placidus are derived with respect to C. regulus and C. elachistus by possessing strong premolar pli caballins and deeper and more persistent metaflexids and entoflexids (Node 11). As noted above, the latter is a commonly observed trend in advanced equids. C. placidus is derived relative to C. proplacidus by


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its greater unworn crown height, more elongated metaconids and metastylids, better developed lingual flexids, shallower ectoflexids, and some flattening of the labial borders of the protoconid and hypoconid (Node 12). No autapomorphies are known that distinguish C. proplacidus relative to C. placidus, and it may have given rise to the latter through anagenesis. C. regulus, C. elachistus, and Calippus sp. are derived relative to C. proplacidus and C. placidus (Fig. 28, Node 13) by their much smaller size (UTRL < 85 mm), very simple fossettes, reduced DPOF, reduced size (or loss) of DPI, closure of hypoconal groove in early wear-stages, and very great muzzle width relative to UTRL. C. regidus has the following autapomorphies: very reduced styles; and p2 metaconid very small or absent (Node 14). C. elachistus and Calippus sp. from the late Barstovian through early Clarendonian of Florida share their derived very small basal crown lengths (Node 15). C. elachistus is derived relative to Calippus sp. and C. regulus by its absent or vestigial pli caballins, loss of pli entoflexids, unexpanded metaconids and hypoconids in early wear, reduced protostylids, and shallower ectoflexids on both molars and premolars (Node 16).
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circulus is at present recognized only on the basis of primitive characters. The remaining four species of C. (Grammohippus) share increased unworn crown height and reduced protostylids (Node 18). C. martini is derived relative to other species of C. (Grammohippus) in its more persistent fossette plications, stronger pli caballin on P2-P4, and much greater size and unworn crown height (Node 19). C. cerasinus, C. hondurensis, and C. maccartyi share the following derived characters, reduced DPOF, relatively greater muzzle width, and increased relative metaconid-metastylid length (Node 20). C. cerasinus is derived relative to C. hondurensis and C. maccartyi in its reduced pli caballins and protostylids, and its rapid closure of the hypoconal groove on the P2-P4 (Node 21). C. hondurensis and C. maccartyi are derived with respect to C. cerasinus by having a more persistent preprotoconal groove, more flattened lingual protocone border, shallower ectoflexid on p2-p4, and increased metastylid size relative to the metaconid (Node 22). C. hondurensis has the following autapomorphies: relatively short protocones with very flattened lingual borders; hypoconal groove closes on P2-P4 without forming lakes; and the protocone orientation is less oblique (Node 23). C. maccartyi has the following autapomorphies: less curved upper cheekteeth; fossettes very closely appressed; expanded metaconids and metastylids; and shallow ectoflexids on molars as well as premolars (Node 24).
In Calippus, as with Protohippus, a number of evolutionary trends are evident, including some that are observed proceeding independently in both subgenera. For example, in both there is a trend towards increased muzzle width relative to UTRL, and both evolve species with very shallow ectoflexids (C. elachistus and C. maccailyi). Another trend, also evident to varying degrees in all protohippine and equine genera, is for younger taxa to have increasingly better developed lingual flexids, which remain stronger through ever increasing percentages of ontogeny. This trend is apparently related to two other commonly observed trends, increased protocone length on upper cheekteeth, and increased metaconid-metastylid length on the lowers. In the two subgenera of Calippus, these trends are maximized by C. placidus and C. maccartyi. A functional rationale for these widespread trends was proposed by Rensberger et al. (1985), who concluded that changes in diet (to a preponderance of grasses) and jaw movements during chewing led to selection for maximizing anteroposteriorly-directed enamel edges in Miocene equids. Clearly, no species of Calippus or Protohippus approached Neohipparion euiystyle or Equus in attaining a cheektooth morphology of most efficient grade. However, comparisons of endmembers within each lineage reveals considerable evolutionary change proceeding in a similar direction.
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unimportant characters (cf. Hecht and Edwards 1976). An example of this is the ectostylid, a remnant of the once prominent labial cingulum on the lower cheekteeth of equids. It was better developed and phylogenetically retained longer in the deciduous series, except in some Old World hipparionines. Ectostylids of the dp2-dp4 are judged to have been independently lost or substantially reduced at least six times within North American Equinae: in Neohipparion (retained by sister group Pseudhipparion); Pseudhipparion simpsoni (retained by sister group P. skinneri); Nannippus minor + N. peninsulatus (retained by sister group "Merychippus" westoni); Calippus (retained by sister group Protohippus); P. gidleyi (retained by sister group P. supremus); and Equus + Astrohippus + Pliohippus (retained by sister group "P." carrizoensis). The loss occurs at a variety of taxonomic levels. Other character states, such as loss of the protostylid or pli caballin, follow similar patterns.
The second mechanism assumes that similar structures, under similar selection regimes, will often produce parallel results, especially in closely related taxa (Gosliner and Ghiselin 1984). Equid cheektooth trends that probably fall under this category are increased protocone length (usually coupled with increased metaconid-metastylid length), increased length of the metaflexid and entoflexid, and flattening of the labial borders of the protoconid and hypoconid, i.e. those characters related to the evolution of greater grinding efficiency in the model proposed by Rensberger et al. (1985). The common trends of increasing crown height and/or enamel complexity are related to increasing or maintaining constant potential longevity as diet and/or body size change (Van Valen 1960; Hulbert 1982).
Given the high degree of parallel acquisition of apomorphies among the Equinae, it is obvious that phylogenetic hypotheses solely using the criterion of parsimony may prove incorrect (Gosliner and Ghiselin 1984). They suggest the use of outgroups not only to determine character state polarity, but also to check whether or not a given character is likely to exhibit parallelism. For example, the widely expanded metaconids and metastylids, the shallow ectoflexids, and elongated protocones (all apomorphic within protohippines and equines) might suggest a close relationship between C. maccartyi and Astrohippus ansae. However, both the ingroup (in this case protohippines and equines) and the closest outgroup (hipparionines) have taxa with primitive and derived states for these characters, implying that they are subject to parallelism. No taxon of the outgroup has widely expanded muzzles with linearly arranged incisors. It follows that this character is less subject to parallelism and more likely to give the correct interpretation of evolutionary history (see Gosliner and Ghiselin 1984 for further discussion).


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DWARFING EQUID LINEAGES AND CALIPPUS
Calippus is commonly cited along with Archaeohippus and Nannippus as classical examples of dwarfing lineages, i.e. progressive size decreases through successive ancestral-descendant species pairs (e.g. Romer 1949; Simpson 1951). It should be noted that Nannippus in the traditional sense (Stirton 1940) is now considered to consist of two separate, not closely related genera, Nannippus s.s. and Pseudhipparion (Webb 1969). As usual, Quinn (1955:66) defied "prevailing wisdom" and suggested instead that small forms of the later Tertiary were the direct descendants of even smaller species of "Hippodon" (i.e. primitive merychippines) and Archaeohippus. Thus, he hypothesized that Nannippus, Calippus, and Griphippus (=Pseudhipparion) were not dwarf forms, and that they displayed either continual size increases through time, although at more moderate rates than larger genera, or that they remained at a relatively constant size. Recent phylogenetic analyses of Nannippus (MacFadden 1984a; Hulbert 1987a), Pseudhipparion (Webb and Hulbert 1986), and Calippus (this study) allow a reexamination of these so-called dwarfing lineages.
Only in the case of Nannippus does Quinn's (1955) hypothesis not completely fail. Species of Nannippus display relatively little or no size differences (and certainly no long-term trends) during its observed range from the early Clarendonian through the Blancan (MacFadden 1985; Hulbert 1987a), and its terminal end-member is of similar size as the common ancestor shared by Nannippus and Comwhipparion. Webb and Hulbert (1986) documented a trend towards decreased size in successive Gulf Coastal Plain populations of Pseudhipparion, which culminated in the late Hemphillian. There were, however, apparently side lineages that also attained very small sizes much earlier (late Barstovian), so size patterns in Pseudhipparion are not simple orthogenetic trends. There is also a significant geographic component to body size in Pseudhipparion. After removing geographic effects, Webb and Hulbert (1986) found that the size of Pseudhipparion (based on basal molar length) decreased at a rate of 0.07 darwins from the early Clarendonian to the latest Hemphillian.
As recognized in this study, a group of species within C. (Calippus) also appear to represent a dwarfing lineage. The smallest taxon is C. elachistus (M12 BAPL x = 9.1 mm). C. elachistus and C. regulus share a common ancestor whose size (at minimum) would be about that of C. regulus (M12 BAPL x = 11.0 mm). They in turn share a common ancestor with C. proplacidus and C. placidus whose size (at minimum) would be about that of C. placidus (M12 BAPL x = 11.9 mm). Finally, these four species share a common ancestor with the subgenus Grammohippus. This ancestor would probably have been of similar size as smaller members of Grammohippus,


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such as C. cerasinus; they are very similar in size to the oldest known specimens of Calippus, "Merychippus" proparvalus. C. cerasinus has a mean molar BAPL of 12.6 mm. Using Haldane's (1949) equation for measuring rates of morphological evolution, a change from 12.6 to 9.1 mm over a period of six million years (15 to 9 ma) is equivalent to -0.054 darwins, a rate of size decrease slightly less than in Pseudhipparion. However, the mode of size decrease in this lineage of Calippus was neither constant nor gradual. Late Barstovian (ca. 12.5 ma) Calippus from Florida, the probable ancestral population of C. elachistus, had already attained the same very small size as its descendant (Fig. 10). Therefore, the decrease actually took place within a maximum interval of about 2.5 million years (thus at a very rapid minimum rate of -0.13 darwins), followed by a 5.5 million year period of stasis (in terms of tooth size; morphological features and crown height were changing). Based on regression equations relating equid body size to tooth dimensions (MacFadden 1987), an adult C. elachistus would have weighed between 40 and 50 kg.
BIOCHRONOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY
Calippus and Protohippus played an integral role in the extremely diverse equid community of the late Miocene (Fig. 29). For example, of the seven genera and nine species of hypsodont equids in the Clarendon Fauna, three are species of Calippus and one of Protohippus. The Love Site equid fauna also consists of seven genera and nine species, of which two are Calippus and one Protohippus. Neither genus is ever one of the most numerous species in a fauna, but, if present, they are often relatively common. As they are relatively speciose, rapidly evolving, and typically common, Protohippus and especially Calippus are useful biochronologic indicators. Species of Protohippus and Calippus are frequently encountered across wide areas of North America east of the Rocky Mountains. However, they are notably absent in contemporary West Coast faunas with the possible exception of "Protohippus" tehonense Merriam (1915). It is not well enough known to be confidently referred to either the protohippines or equines.
Calippus and Protohippus are extremely useful in the correlation between Gulf Coast and Great Plains faunas (Fig. 29). In the late Barstovian, P. perditus and C. proplacidus are recognized from the lower Valentine Formation in Nebraska and the Pawnee Creek Formation of Colorado, the Cold Spring Fauna of southeastern Texas, and lower horizons of the Bone Valley Formation of Florida. In the early Clarendonian, P. supremus and C. martini are known from the northern and southern Great Plains, and the Gulf Coastal Plain of Texas and Florida. Also, C. placidus and C. regulus


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ranged from southern Texas north to South Dakota and Colorado, respectively, although contemporary populations of small Calippus from Florida were distinct by this time. C. cerasinus is known from contemporary very late Clarendonian faunas of Nebraska and Florida, while the slightly more advanced early Hemphillian species C. hondurensis ranges from Florida to Central America. Its presence in the Gracias Fauna of Honduras, along with Cormohipparion ingenuum (Hulbert in press B), Osteoborus cynoides (McGrew 1944), and Teleoceras cf. fossiger (Webb and Perrigo 1984) indicate an early Hemphillian age and suggest strong faunal ties with more northernly sites. P. gidleyi, known from the latest Clarendonian to the end of the early Hemphillian in Florida, is also recorded in the late early Hemphillian of the Great Plains. The latest definite records for Calippus and Protohippus are late early Hemphillian (Ft-40, Withlacoochee River 4A, and Manatee County Dam sites), although the enigmatic "Protohippus" castilli from Mexico may represent an even younger population (see above).
The extinction of Protohippus and Calippus at the end of the early Hemphillian (Fig. 29, at about 6 ma) occurred at a time of major reduction in equid diversity. Two other genera (Hipparion and Pliohippus) also went extinct at this time, other lineages suffered significant declines in abundance or diversity, and others survived only in Florida, apparently going extinct on the Great Plains at this time (e.g. Cormohipparion, Hulbert 1987c). Exclusive of Florida, most late Hemphillian equid faunas are dominated by either Dinohippus or Astrohippus (or both), and other taxa are rare. The decline in equid diversity is apparently related to a major shift in climate, which in turn led to the conversion of the ungulate-rich, savanna-mosaic Clarendonian Chronofauna into a less species-rich, grassland community (Shotwell 1961; Webb 1977). The dramatic decline, while continual throughout the Hemphillian, is not constant. The periods of high faunal turnover, which have been chosen by Tedford et al. (in press) to demarcate the end of the early Hemphillian (about 6 ma) and the late Hemphillian (about 4.5 ma), witnessed by far the greatest number of extinctions of equid taxa (Hulbert 1987a).
SUMMARY
Calippus and Protohippus form a monophyletic clade characterized by short diastema, broadened muzzle, shallow DPOF, and a lack of a malar fossa. Protohippus is thus ancestral to neither Pliohippus nor Equus, as is commonly purported (e.g. Stirton 1940; Simpson 1951; Shotwell 1961), nor is it synonymous with Meiychippus (contra McGrew and Meade 1938). Quinn (1955:22) reached similar conclusions, but his positive contributions have


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been overlooked because of his oversplitting of clades and other incorrect phylogenetic interpretations. The common ancestor shared by Calippus, Protohippus, and equines would have been a small, primitive, subhypsodont "Merychippus" sp., dentally similar to "M." primus. A number of taxa commonly referred to Pliohippus are here transferred to either Protohippus (e.g. P. supremus) or Calippus (e.g. C. martini, C. hondurensis). Many dental characters evolved in parallel in various lineages of protohippines and equines, and classification schemes that relied too heavily on characters of the cheekteeth (e.g. Stirton 1940) are shown to be incorrect. In these taxa, facial characters and those of the muzzle region are judged to be more stable, less subject to parallelism, and better indicators of phylogenetic interrelationships (especially between genera).
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Four species of Protohippus are recognized: P. vetus, early late Barstovian; P. perditus, late Barstovian; P. supremus (senior synonym of P. simus), very late Barstovian and Clarendonian; and P. gidleyi n. sp., latest Clarendonian and early Hemphillian. The lectotype of P. supremus is referable to Protohippus rather than Pliohippus; thus the name cannot be the senior synonym of a number of described Clarendonian species of Pliohippus (as was suggested by Webb 1969). Protohippus is unique among equine and protohippine genera for increasing the duration of isolated protocones in its upper cheekteeth. P. gidleyi is the most derived in this respect.
Two subgenera of Calippus are recognized: Calippus and Grammohippus n. subgen. They share a unique adaptation of the muzzle region in which the premaxillae and mandibular symphyses are broadly expanded and massive, and the first and second incisors are arranged in a straight line rather than the normal equine arcade. The nominate subgenus includes four named small species: C. proplacidus (senior synonym of C. francisi), late Barstovian; C. placidus, Clarendonian; C. regulus, late Barstovian-middle Clarendonian; and C. elachistus n. sp., latest Clarendonian-early Hemphillian. In addition, there is a very small taxon from the late Barstovian and early Clarendonian of Florida that cannot be referred to any of these species, but that is too inadequately known to be described as new. A few isolated teeth indicate the presence of the subgenus in the early late Barstovian of the Texas Gulf Coastal Plain (Burkeville l.f.), but are likewise too poorly known to be named as a new species. C. regulus and C. elachistus are among the smallest known hypsodont equids, with toothrow lengths of less than 80 mm. The mass of C. elachistus is estimated to have been as little as 45 kg. The rate of size decrease in this lineage of Calippus is characterized by both periods of rapid change (-0.13 darwins) and periods of relative stasis. However, the latter period did witness considerable evolution in enamel morphology and some increase in crown height.
Species of Grammohippus previously have been assigned to Pliohippus or Astrohippus. They differ from species of those genera in their absence of a malar fossa, shortened diastema, and broadened muzzle. Five species are formally recognized: C. (G.) circulus, late Barstovian; C. (G.) martini, Clarendonian; C. (G.) cerasinus n. sp., latest Clarendonian; C. (G.) hondurensis, early Hemphillian; and C. (G.) maccartyi n. sp., late early Hemphillian. There is an additional undescribed late early Hemphillian taxon from the Great Plains. Species referred to Grammohippus are of moderate size (toothrow lengths of 100 to 130 mm). Calippus and Grammohippus diverged in the early Barstovian; "Merychippus" proparvalus is of similar size and morphology as their hypothetical common ancestor.


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TABLE 1. Standard univariate statistics for upper cheekteeth of Calippus (Calippus) proplacidus from the Devil's Gulch Member, Valentine Formation, Brown County, Nebraska (late Barstovian), and from the Cold Spring Fauna, Fleming Formation, San Jacinto and Grimes counties, Texas (late Barstovian), and for C. (C.) placidus from the Minnechaduza Fauna, Ash Hollow Formation, Brown and Cherry counties, Nebraska, and Todd County, South Dakota (middle Clarendonian), and from the Clarendon Fauna, Donley County, Texas (middle Clarendonian). The first line for each entry gives the a;, s and n. The second line gives OR and V. All measurements in millimeters.
Species Fauna
C. proplacidus Devil's Gulch
C. proplacidus Cold Spring
C. placidus Minnechaduza
C. placidus Clarendon
P2
APL 19.8,0.35,4 18.4,0.64,2 20.5,1.34,11 20.3,1.18,4
19.4-20.2,1.77 17.9-18.8,3.47 17.6-22.7,6.56 18.7-21.3,5.83
BAPL 15.8,--,1 - 16.2,1.12,5
15.2-18.1,6.92
TRW 15.9,1.27,4 14.7,0.42,2 16.2,1.23,12 16.5,1.32,4
14.1-17.0,7.98 14.4-15.0,2.89 14.1-18.1,7.57 14.9-18.1,7.98
PRL 4.7,0.47,4 4.9,0.28,2 5.2,0.62,12 5.1,0.36,4
4.2-5.3,9.94 4.7-5.1,5.77 4.4-6.4,11.83 4.8-5.6,7.01
PRW 3.6,0.38,4 2.9,0.14,2 3.6,0.30,12 3.6,0.27,4
3.1-4.0,10.41 2.8-3.0,4.88 3.1-4.0,8.16 3.4-4.0,7.52
P34
APL 17.5,1.17,15 16.4,0.67,9 17.1,1.06,18 16.7,0.57,10
16.0-19.4,6.72 15.4-17.5,4.08 15.3-19.0,6.21 15.9-17.8,3.42
BAPL 14.3,--,1 13.1,0.49,6 12.4,1.12,4
12.3-13.7,3.75 10.9-13.6,9.00
TRW 17.9,0.67,15 16.6,0.74,9 17.8,0.87,18 18.2,1.22,9
16.3-18.7,3.73 15.0-17.8,4.47 16.5-19.8,4.89 16.7-19.9,6.73
PRL 6.0,0.84,15 6.1,0.75,9 6.2,0.54,18 6.3,0.65,10
4.8-7.7,13.99 5.2-7.1,12.31 5.1-7.2,8.74 5.5-7.5,10.36
PRW 3.5,0.34,15 3.3,0.30,9 3.9,0.40,18 3.8,0.30,10
3.1-4.1,9.84 3.0-4.0,9.12 3.4-4.8,10.21 3.2-4.1,7.91
M12
APL 16.3,1.13,14 16.1,1.08,14 16.5,1.08,17 15.8,1.02,10
14.9-18.6,6.90 14.8-18.2,6.67 14.9-18.3,6.56 13.8-17.1,6.45
BAPL ..... 12.2,0.36,10 11.9,0.89,4
11.5-12.8,2.98 11.2-13.2,7.42
TRW 16.1,0.87,14 15.2,0.72,13 15.6,1.48,18 16.3,1.35,11
13.9-17.0,5.42 13.5-16.1,4.72 11.7-16.9,9.48 14.2-18.3,8.23
PRL 6.1,0.63,14 5.9,0.42,17 6.1,0.62,18 6.4,0.80,11
5.1-7.2,10.38 5.0-6.7,7.15 4.9-7.4,10.17 5.5-7.9,12.34
PRW 3.2,0.29,14 3.1,0.30,17 3.3,0.24,17 3.5,0.22,11
2.8-3.6,8.76 2.5-3.6,9.61 3.0-3.7,7.36 3.0-3.8,6.23


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TABLE 2. Standard univariate statistics for lower cheekteeth of Calippus (Calippus) proplacidus from the Devil's Gulch Member, Valentine Formation, Brown County, Nebraska (late Barstovian), and from the Cold Spring Fauna, Fleming Formation, Grimes and San Jacinto counties, Texas (late Barstovian), and for C. (C.) placidus from the Clarendon Fauna, Donley County, Texas (middle Clarendonian). Format as in Table 1.
Species C. proplacidus C. proplacidus C. placidus
Fauna Devil's Gulch Cold Spring Clarendon
p2
apl
bapl
atw
prw
mm I
entl
apl
bapl
atw
ptw
mini
entl
apl
17.2,0.34,4 16.7-17.5,1.98
7.3,0.17,4 7.1-7.5,2.39
9.5,0.34,5 9.1-10.0,3.57
5.1,0.62,4 4.4-5.9,12.07
6.8,0.96,5 5.3-7.8,13.97
17.3,1.31,12 15.7-19.6,7.56
10.0,0.68,12 9.3-11.1,6.79
10.1,0.70,12 8.7-11.0,6.96
8.6,0.68,12 7.6-9.7,7.91
6.7,0.87,12 5.2-7.9,12.97
16.7,1.53,14 14.7-19.9,9.16
16.2,1.16,6 14.5-17.6,7.19
13.3,0.87,4 12.4-14.4,6.54
6.2,0.29,6 5.7-6.5,4.72
8.4,0.33,5 8.0-8.6,3.93
4.4,0.76,6 4.0-5.7,17.23
5.6,0.78,6 4.8-6.7,13.97
p34
16.7,0.45,7 16.1-17.3,2.71
13.9,0.50,4 13.3-14.5,3.61
8.8,0.63,7 8.1-9.9,7.12
9.3,0.93,7 8.0-10.3,9.98
7.8,0.45,7 7.1-8.5,5.71
7.0,0.31,7 6.5-7.4,4.40
ml2
16.2,1.43,10 14.3-18.4,8.79
16.8,1.15,5 14.9-17.9,6.84
7.3,0.54,5 6.5-7.8,7.36
9.1,0.66,5 8.0-9.6,7.28
6.1,0.34,5 5.7-6.4,5.59
8.0,0.60,5 7.4-8.8,7.54
17.4,0.90,9 15.4-18.8,5.20
9.6,1.26,9 7.7-11.1,13.16
9.3,0.83,9 8.1-10.6,8.91
8.7,0.39,9 8.0-9.2,4.47
8.0,0.75,9 6.3-9.0,9.47
16.7,1.34,10 14.7-18.7,8.03
bapl
ptw
8.1,0.34,14 7.5-8.6,4.18
6.6,0.35,14 6.2-7.4,5.34
12.6,0.61,7 11.5-13.3,4.81
7.0,0.52,10 6.0-7.6,7.41
6.2,0.23,11 5.7-6.5,3.63
8.6,0.62,10 7.7-9.5,7.19
7.2,0.60,10 6.3-8.0,8.29


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