Supriya Ghosh

Anchitherium

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Equidae
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Odd-toed ungulate
Class  Mammalia
Subfamily  â€ Anchitheriinae
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Hypohippus, Miohippus, Merychippus, Hipparion, Pliohippus

Anchitherium


Anchitherium (meaning near beast) was a fossil horse with a three-toed hoof.

Anchitherium was a browsing (leaf eating) horse that originated in the early Miocene of North America and subsequently dispersed to Europe and Asia, where it gave rise to the larger bodied genus Sinohippus. It was around 60 centimetres (6.0 hands) high at the shoulder, and probably represented a side-branch of horse evolution that left no modern descendants.

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References

Anchitherium Wikipedia


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