Hyracotherium (extinct genus)

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Scope note
Genus of small dog-sized animals representing the oldest known horse; they lived in the Eocene Epoch. Characterized by a relatively short face, eye sockets nearer the middle than modern horses, and a short space between the front teeth and the cheek teeth (diastema).
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024