Related Overviews


'Hyracodontidae' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Zoology and Animal Sciences


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(order Perissodactyla, superfamily Rhinocerotoidea)

One of three families of rhinoceroses, known as the ‘running rhinoceroses’. They were small, slender browsers, which first appeared in the Eocene and became extinct in the lower Miocene. They inhabited the northern continents, and were possibly displaced by ancestors of the horse. They had teeth similar to those of rhinoceroses, but differed from them in having long legs and three toes on each foot (similar to those of contemporary horses).

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.