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  Eohippus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Eohippus was a descendent of the Condylarth, a dog-sized, five-toed creature that lived about 75 million years ago.
Eohippus, which means "dawn horse," stood about twelve to fourteen inches at the shoulder and weighed about twelve pounds.
The legs of Eohippus were flexible and rotating with all major bones present and unfused.
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 * Eohippus - (Animals): Definition
Eohippus (meaning "dawn horse") was the earliest-known horse - it was the size of a tiny dog.
Eohippus was a tiny horse that lived 50 million years ago.
Eohippus, about the size of a fox, had four toes on its forefeet and three on its hind feet.
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 The Exchange by Eohippus, LLC
"Eohippus" comes from the greek "eos" (dawn) and "hippos" (horse), and is the common name for the first known member of the Equidae family.
Eohippus walked on pads, similar to those found on the paws of modern dogs, and each toe concluded in a hard substance similar to that of the hoof.
Records show that eohippus was fairly successful throughout most of the Eocene Epoch, displaying very few evolutionary changes with the exception of the adaptation of the molars to handle increasingly coarser roughage.
www.eohippusonline.com /eohippus.htm   (505 words)

 Equine History & Domestication
The texture and color of the Eohippus' coat is not known, but it was thought to be like that of a deer, the background being dark with lighter spots or blotches.
This revealed that the Eohippus lived in an environment that included the sort of soft soil found on jungle floors and around the edges of pools.
Eohippus was succeeded by two similar and probably overlapping types in the Oligocen period, 25 - 40 million years ago.
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 Horse Evolution
The Eohippus, one of the earliest horse ancestors, nicknamed the "Dawn horse", was the size of a fox or small to medium sized dog.
The Eohippus had little or no lateral vision and it's teeth were similar to a pig, short and crowned for eating plants.
It would be a long time before evolution would change the horse to resemble what we see today and a long time before he would become a friend, companion of the horse and to use him as a beast of burden rather than a food source.
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 Horse and Horses
With the exception of the Hyracotherium, the Eohippus is the oldest known horse.
Eohippus and Equus are separated by a period of approximately sixty million years.
Because the skeletons resembled that of the Eohippus and because the bones were found in rock strata whose age corresponded to the time period in which Eohippus existed, it was inferred that this migration took place very early in the history of the horse (Pocock, 1917).
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 Enchant My Eyes- Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Eohippus were greatful and the beaver promised one more thing, if they were ever in danger, the could come to the forest for help, just as long as they could make it all the way.
The Eohippus simply lept onto little rocks and to the other side, but the wolves were much too tired to go on.
After that day, the Eohippus and beavers decided to protect the forest, but the horses decided to live their lives out in the plains where it was much more comfortable to run around free.
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 Creation Bits Number 24
He assembled these into a series showing what he called the development of the modern horse; this was displayed at Yale University, and has been copied by numerous other museums.
Especially not, when we consider that fossils of Eohippus and the modern Equus have been found side by side in surface rocks.
In fact, the earliest 'dawn horse,' Eohippus, more properly Hyracotherium, was almost certainly not a horse at all.
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 Feral Horses of the Atlantic Coast
Do not imagine that eohippus was somehow less suited to life on earth than modern animals, just because the species is currently extinct.
Eohippus flourished for a good twenty million years, feeding, fighting, and escaping predators like any other animal.
Eohippus had the soft teeth of a leaf-eater, but the dentition of subsequent species evolved ridges for grinding, and were formed of increasingly harder material.
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 Equiworld - Equestrian Information - history of the horse - horses and ponies on the internet
Eohippus, or Dawn Horse, was about the size of a Cocker Spaniel - 14 inches at the shoulder - and is thought to have weighed about twelve pounds.
He had four toes on the front legs and three on the back, which were padded like those of a dog and allowed easy movement over wet ground.
Eohippus was a browsing animal that lived on soft leaves growing on low shrubs.
www.equiworld.net /uk/horsecare/evolution/history.htm   (511 words)

 History of Horses
In 1876, scientists excavating rock structures of that period in the American South discovered a remarkably complete skeleton of what became established as the first horse.
The scientists called it Eohippus, the Dawn Horse, and from it could show a progression on the American continent that culminated the forebear of the modern horse.
Eohippus descends from the Condylarth, a group that was the distant ancestor of all hoofed creatures and lived on earth about 75 million years ago.
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 My Thoughts on Evolution      Ab   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
This contradicts Eohippus as having slowly evolved into the modern horse.
However, these recent finds suggest that Eohippus and the modern horse lived side by side and not separated by millions of years of evolution.
Eohippus were found in Europe, while the others are found in North and South America and Asia.
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 Sample text for Library of Congress control number 87026434
The Perissodactyla are four-legged animals characterized by their feet, which rest on an odd number of toes, either three or a single one (the middle toe) protected by a covering of horn, called a hoof.
From Eohippus in the Paleooene it developed via Orohippus and Epihippus of the Eocene and Mesohippus and Miohippus of the Oligocene into Merychippus during the Miocene, which stage in its evolution it reached either directly or via Parahippus.
The height at the shoulder has gradually increased from about 9 in (24 cm) in Eohippus, to about 4 ft 4 in (1.3 m) in Equus caballus, which is similar in size to the present-day Equus przewalskii poliakov.
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 The Evolution of the Horse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Fossils of Eohippus have been found in the top-most strata, alongside of fossils of two modern horses: Equus nevadensis and Equus accidentalis.
Eohippus, the earliest of these "horses," is completely unconnected by any supposed link to its presumed ancestors, the condylarths.
The second problem is that, given the continued existence of gaps in the fossil record, and the continued failure to find fossils of the hypothetical intermediate species, then to call the Eohippus sequence an evolutionary series is not a scientific theory—it is an act of faith, a matter of belief.
www.creationevolution.net /evolution_of_the_horse.htm   (2355 words)

 Domestication: A Cooperative Venture?
By then Eohippus had virtually completed the evolution from a browsing to a grazing animal, from a solitary to a herd-dwelling creature, from a four-toed to a three-toed beast known as Pliohippus, which stood 40 inches high.
In fact, the same writer who referred to Eohippus as "small, stupid, and swift" described Equus as an "intelligent, graceful, athletic animal" that would have a much greater impact on human development than human development would have on him.
By the time Equus evolved in North America a million years ago (and subsequently began his migration into the rest of the world), humans had been sharpening their hunting and tool-making skills in parts of that world for at least half a million years.
www.netpets.org /horses/reference/info/domestication.html   (654 words)

 The Eohippus 1969
The tiny eohippus or “El Diabo” as some called him, was the new main attraction for Buffalo Bill’s Circus Show, a creature that came from what was called the Forbidden Valley.
The eohippus was believed to be the ancient ancestor to the modern horse.
Using a cardboard cut-out of the Eohippus Ray would rehearse the actors, telling them that the creature would move from point A to point B, after which he would shoot the sequence without the cut-out.
www.theseventhvoyage.com /eohippus.htm   (306 words)

 From the Beginning issue #7
This creature has a skeleton very similar to that of Eohippus yet it has not "evolved" to what the present day horses are.
Michael Denton again remarks, "The difference between Eohippus and the modern horse is relatively trivial, yet the two forms are separated by 60 million years and at least ten genera and a great number of species..
If ten genera separate Eohippus from the modern horse then think of the uncountable myriads there must have been linking such diverse forms as land mammals and whales or mollusks and arthropods.
home.gowyo.com /creation/FtB7.htm   (1252 words)

 Chapter 17  Evolutionary Showcase
EOHIPPUS AND THE HORSE SERIES—Here is "Eohippus," the "first horse" (actually a rodent), and the horse series which is exhibited.
Fossils of Eohippus have been found in the top-most strata, alongside of fossils of two modern horses: Equus nevadensls and Equus accidentalis.
Eohippus, supposedly the earliest horse, and said by experts to be long extinct and known to us only through fossils, may in fact be alive and well and not a horse at all—a shy, fox-sized animal called a daman that darts about in the African bush."—*Francis Hitching, The Neck of the Giraffe (1982), p.
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 Extinct Eohippus (Dawn Horse) Fossil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
This plate contains the extremely rare tracks Eohippus (meaning "dawn horse"), that is the earliest known horse.
However, the fourth toe on the front foot was higher on the foot and is not likely to leave an impression.
Eohippus lived during the early Eocene Epoch, about 50 million years ago and ranged across Asia, Europe, and North America and fossils were first discovered by the famous paleontologist Richard Owen in 1841 who named it Hyracotherium.
www.fossilmall.com /Western-Fossils/Ichno7/Ichnofossils-7.htm   (295 words)

The genus eohippus is most commonly used in referring to the North American "dawn horse." However, eohippus is actually a synonym of the European genus Hyracotherium, the older of the two names and the most correct, under the rules of zoological nomenclature.
Well-known science artist Charles Knight of the American Museum of Natural History gave the dawn horse a striped coat because, he speculated, it was a browsing animal, and modern browsers often have striped coats as camouflage in the play of light and dark on the forest floor.
Scientists have concluded, based on remains, that eohippus had a coat similar to a deer in texture.
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Eohippus, the earliest of these "horses," is completely unconnected by any supposed link to its presumed ancestors, the
Eohippus is supposed to have been the earliest "horse," but scientists have found it quite alive in Africa.
Eohippus, supposedly the earliest horse, and said by experts to be long extinct and known to us only through fossils, may in fact be alive and well and not a horse at all—a shy, fox-sized animal called a daman that darts about in the African bush."
www.godrules.net /evolutioncruncher/3evlch23.htm   (8338 words)

 ISGS: Eohippus
Anatomy: Eohippus (Hyracotherium) was only 2 feet (60 cm) long and 8 to 9 inches (20 cm) high at the shoulder.
Diet: Eohippus was a grazing herbivore that ate soft leaves and plant shoots.
When Eohippus lived: Eohippus lived during the early Eocene Epoch, about 50 million years ago.
www.isgs.uiuc.edu /faq/fossils/pdq261.html   (234 words)

 Hyracotherium and Hyrax
If evolution were true Eohippus, nor anything like it, should [not] be found today." The second sentence shows author falsely thinks evolution is a linear progression.
"Eohippus is probably an extinct type of hyrax." The article is supposed to be part of a "doctoral dissertation" by Phil Fernandes!
The fossil called Eohippus, or Dawn Horse, is now considered to be a close relative of the rock rabbit!
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/horses/eohippus_hyrax.html   (922 words)

 Hryacotherium and Rhinos
Eohippus is referred to the Equidae because we happen to have more complete lines back to it from later members of this family than from other families.
Matthew has pointed out (e.g., 1926) that Hyracotherium (Eohippus) is so nearly a generalized primitive perissodactyl [the order of mammals that includes horses, rhinos, tapirs, etc.] that it could be near the ancestry, if not itself the ancestor, of all the later families of perissodactyls.
Knowledge of a nearly continuous sequence leading to the horses and ignorance of smaller or larger parts of sequences leading to other families (tapirs, rhinoceroses, titanotheres, and so forth), at first closely similar, might be due only to chance….
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 Hyracotherium and Equus
And while this statement is hardly surprising given the source, some creationists also claim that the remains of Hyracotherium, the animal at the base of the horse sequence and more popularly known as eohippus, have been found along side the remains of modern horses.
This is hardly a problem for any modern theory of evolution, which allow ancestor and descendant species to exist side by side, but I have never heard the assertion from other than creationist or new age sources.
From the diminutive Shetland pony to the giant Clydesdale is indeed a tremendous gap; but it is bridged by intermediate forms.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/horses/eohippus_equus.html   (2415 words)

 CLYDESDALES - Scientific Classification
There are at least 111 recognized breeds of domesticated horses including thoroughbreds, Suffolks, quarterhorses, Arabians, and Clydesdales.
The domesticated horse has evolved from the now extinct form Eohippus, first recorded about 40 million years ago during the Eocene period.
Eohippus was a small foxlike animal, also known as the dawn horse.
www.seaworld.org /animal-info/info-books/clydesdale/scientific-classification.htm   (105 words)

 Articles / Impact / The Origin of Mammals - Institute for Creation Research
Almost all students are familiar with the story of horse "evolution," beginning with Hyracotherium (Eohippus), a dog-sized "horse" with four toes on the front feet, passing via straight-line evolution through three-toed varieties, and ending with the modern one-toed Equus.
Hyracotherium was discovered in Europe before "Eohippus" was uncovered in North America, and was given the genus designation of Hyracotherium by the famous British anatomist and paleontologist, Richard Owen, who was also its discoverer.
It is most commonly used, however, undoubtedly because the name Eohippus means "dawn horse" while Hyracotherium was chosen by Owen because of the resemblance of this creature to creatures of the genus Hyrax (cony, daman).
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 TEXTBOOK FRAUD: Hyracotherium "dawn horse" eohippus, mesohippus, meryhippus
If they fail to mention the fact that the extinct Hyracotherium (Eohippus) was almost identical in body design, feet, toes and size, to the modern living Hyrax, except for the skull and tail.
Eohippus, presented as the ancestor of horse which has disappeared millions of years ago, resembles extraordinarily to an animal called Hyrax which still lives in Africa today.
The evolution of the family is given here in some-what greater detail to illustrate further the pattern of survival, the force of selection, and also to supply a sort of comparative calendar of events against which the evolution of the primates, including man, can be more clearly seen.
www.bible.ca /tracks/textbook-fraud-dawn-horse-eohippus.htm   (9776 words)

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