Definition of Genus protohippus
1. Noun. A genus of Equidae.
Group relationships: Equidae, Family Equidae
Member holonyms: Protohippus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Protohippus
Literary usage of Genus protohippus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1908)
"This genus, Protohippus, which numbers several species, lived in North America during the Pliocene epoch. The true genus, Equus, appeared soon after in the ..."
2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1903)
"... and the species referred to it by Cope are probably referable to the genus Protohippus. The three species from the Mulberry Canon locality which Cope ..."
3. Popular Science Monthly (1914)
"One of the larger species of Merychippus is almost indistinguishable from the genus Protohippus, the next or later stage in the evolutionary series of the ..."
4. The Origin of the Fittest: Essays on Evolution by Edward Drinker Cope (1886)
"Leidy states * that certain Perissodactyl remains, containing a foot of a horse, contained the teeth of a genus, Protohippus, which has the permanent teeth ..."
5. Points of the Horse: A Treatise on the Conformation, Movements, Breeds and by Matthew Horace Hayes (1904)
"The genus Protohippus of the Lower Pliocene is yet more equine, and some of its species equalled the ass in size. There were, still three toes [and, ..."