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Temporal range: early Eocene
National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Eohippus
(Marsh, 1876)
Binomial name
E. angustidens
Hyracotherium Eohippus hharder
Restoration by Heinrich Harder
Restoration by Charles Knight

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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