: a genus (the type of the family Hyrachyidae) of primitive perissodactyl ungulates related to the rhinoceroses and common in the North American Eocene

Word History


New Latin, from Hyrac-, Hyrax, genus of ungulates + -hyus (from Greek hy-, hys hog, swine) (female hog)

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“Hyrachyus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyrachyus. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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