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Hipparion (Greek, "pony") is an extinct genus of horse that lived in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. This was during the Miocene to Pleistocene epochs ~23 million years to 780,000 years ago.[1] They lived for a total of 22 million years.

Hipparion
Temporal range: Miocene to Pleistocene
23 – 0.78 mya
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H. mediterraneum
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Hipparion

De Christol, 1832

Hipparion's feet had three vestigial outer toes (in addition to its hoof).

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  1. Palmer, D., ed. (1999). The Marshall Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals. London: Marshall Editions. p. 257. ISBN 1-84028-152-9.