Temporal range: early Eocene
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Eohippus is small fossil proto-horse. It is an extinct genus of small equid ungulates. The only species is E. angustidens, which was long considered a species of Hyracotherium. Its remains have been found in North America and date to the early Eocene (48–56 million years ago).
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