• Charlie Smith posted a new specimen. 2 years, 2 months ago

    2 years, 2 months ago
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Charlie Smith has contributed specimen mFeM 78490 to myFOSSIL!

    • Hi @charlie-smith, this tooth is not from Equus. The elliptical, isolated protocone indicates it is a hipparionine, but I haven’t landed on which yet. I think it’s probably Cormohipparion, but I’ll continue doing some research and get back to you.

    • Hello @smoran thank you for the past two IDs. I had some doubts that this was from Equus because of its size, but I am not familiar with horse taxonomy.

    • Of course! It’s certainly convoluted, but that elliptical, isolated column (protocone) is a quick and dirty way to distinguish hipparionines from equines. IDing further than that is outside the knowledge I have off the cuff, but I should be able to get down to species eventually…and I’ll let you know what the important features are at that point.