Pliohippus


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Pliohippus

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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Several specimens were identified as Dinohippus; these were determined to be referable to Pliohippus, while a few were referred to Protohippus.