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meaning: "Upon horse"
Named By: Otrhniel Charles Marsh in 1877
Time Period: 46.2-38.0 Ma Early Uintan to Duchesnean[1]
Location: Canada and USA
Size: Around 60 centimetres high at the shoulder
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Well over thirty individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Perissodactyla | Equidae | Hyracotheriinae |
Also known as: | Duchesnehippus |

Epihippus is an extinct genus of the modern horse family Equidae that lived in the Eocene, from 46 to 38 million years ago.

Epihippus is believed to have evolved from Orohippus, which continued the evolutionary trend of increasingly efficient grinding teeth. Epihippus had five grinding, low-crowned cheek teeth with well-formed crests. A late species of Epihippus, sometimes referred to as Duchesnehippus intermedius, had teeth similar to Oligocene equids, although slightly less developed. Whether Duchesnehippus was a subgenus of Epihippus or a distinct genus is disputed. This is an early species of a horse.

Read more about Epihippus at Wikipedia
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