eohippus

noun
eo·​hip·​pus | \ˌē-ō-ˈhi-pəs \

Definition of eohippus 

: any of a genus (Hyracotherium synonym Eohippus) of very small primitive horses from the Lower Eocene having 4-toed forefeet and 3-toed hind feet

called also dawn horse

First Known Use of eohippus

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eohippus

New Latin, from eo- + Greek hippos horse — more at equine

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