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Anchitherium
NHManchitherium
Information
Range North America, Europe and Asia,
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Perissodactyla
Family Equidae
Genus Anchitherium
Species A. alberdiae
A. aurelianense
A. australis
A. castellanum
A. clarencei
A. corcolense
Anchitherium cursor
A. ezquerrae
A. gobiense
A. hippoides
A. matritense
A. navasotae
A. parequinum
A. procerum
Conservation Status
EXSpecies
Extinct

The Anchitherium (meaning near beast) was a fossil horse with a three-toed hoof. Anchitherium was a browsing (leaf eating) horse that originated in the early Miocene of North America and subsequently dispersed to Europe and Asia, where it gave rise to the larger bodied genus Sinohippus. It was around 60 centimetres (6.0 h) high at the shoulder, and probably represented a side-branch of horse evolution that left no modern descendants.

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