Pliohippus | definition of Pliohippus by Medical dictionary
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the last three-toed horse in the evolution of Equidae; existed during the Pliocene era. The lateral toes were small and finally disappeared in this stage. The connecting link from the primitive horse to the modern day Equus.
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Cormohipparion occidentale, Neohipparion affine, Pseudhipparion gratum, Pliohippus
pernix, Ustatochoerus major (= skinneri), Cranioceras sp.
was highly successful and quickly multiplied and spread across a wide region.
was the first true monodactyl (one-toed animal) of evolutionary history.