Definition of Genus hyracotherium
1. Noun. Extinct horse genus; formerly called eohippus.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Equidae, Family Equidae
Member holonyms: Dawn Horse, Eohippus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Hyracotherium
Literary usage of Genus hyracotherium
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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1844)
"... the discoverer of those remains, has subsequently found the teeth of small mammalian animals, some of which are referable to the genus Hyracotherium^. ..."
2. Catalogue of the Fossil Mammalia in the British Museum, (Natural History) by Richard Lydekker (1886)
"Purchased, 1865. 26828. A lower premolar; from the Middle Eocene of Argenton (Indre), France. Pomel Collection. Purchased, 1851. Genus HYRACOTHERIUM ..."
3. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1842)
"This discovery of a second species of the genus Hyracotherium, which, hitherto, has been found only in the London clay, tends to place beyond doubt the ..."
4. A History of British Fossil Mammals, and Birds by Richard. Owen (1846)
"... extinct genus Hyracotherium, established on the nearly entire cranium from the London clay, described in the preceding section. ..."
5. Elements of Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"Owen has recognized several teeth of the genus Hyracotherium (fig. 261.), and the vertebrae of a large serpent, ..."
6. Elements of Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1866)
"Mr. Colchester, in 1840, obtained other mammalian relics from Kyson, among which Professor Owen has recognized several teeth of the genus Hyracotherium (fig ..."