Definitions for hyracotherium

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  1. Hyracotherium, genus Hyracotherium(noun)

    extinct horse genus; formerly called eohippus


  1. Hyracotherium

    Hyracotherium is an extinct genus of very small perissodactyl ungulates which was found in the London Clay formation. This small, dog-sized animal was once considered to be the earliest known member of Equidae before the type species, H. leporinum, was reclassified as a palaeothere, a perissodactyl family basal to both horses and brontotheres.

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