Merychippus


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Merychippus

 

a genus of extinct animals of the Equidae (horse) family. Fossils are known from deposits of the Middle and Upper Miocene in North America. They were descendants of Miohippus, were the size of an ass, and had three toes. Merychippus lived in open expanses.

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As for the miniature, it is suggested that they came into existence as a direct descendant of the prehistoric merychippus and pliohippus equine evolutionary chain.
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