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Hipparion
Temporal range: Early Miocene to Pleistocene,[1] 23–0.781Ma
H. laromae skeleton
Scientific classification
Species

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Synonyms
  • Hemihipparion

Hipparion (Greek, "pony") is an extinct genus of horse that lived in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. This was during the Miocene to Pleistocene epochs ~23 million years to 780,000 years ago.[1] They lived for a total of 22 million years.

Hipparion's feet had three vestigial outer toes (in addition to its hoof).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Palmer, D., ed. (1999). The Marshall Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals. London: Marshall Editions. p. 257. ISBN 1-84028-152-9 .