eohippus


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eohippus:

see horsehorse,
hoofed, herbivorous mammal now represented by a single extant genus, Equus. The term horse commonly refers only to the domestic Equus caballus and to the wild Przewalski's horse.
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Eohippus

 

a genus of primitive fossil mammals of the family Equidae. Eohippus, which lived in the early Eocene, measured approximately 0.5 m in length and had tetradactyl forehooves. The animal was similar to Hyracotherium. Remains of Eohippus have been found in deposits in North America.

Eohippus

[‚ē·ō′hip·əs]
(paleontology)
The earliest, primitive horse, included in the genus Hyracotherium; described as a small, four-toed species.