Definition of Genus protohippus

1. Noun. A genus of Equidae.

Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Equidae, Family Equidae
Member holonyms: Protohippus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Protohippus

genus Procellaria
genus Prociphilus
genus Procnias
genus Proconsul
genus Procyon
genus Progne
genus Prosopis
genus Prosopium
genus Protea
genus Proteles
genus Proterochampsa
genus Proteus
genus Protium
genus Protoavis
genus Protoceratops
genus Protohippus
genus Prumnopitys
genus Prunella
genus Prunus
genus Psaltriparus
genus Psenes
genus Psephurus
genus Psetta
genus Psettichthys
genus Pseudacris
genus Pseudaletia
genus Pseudechis
genus Pseudemys
genus Pseudobombax
genus Pseudococcus

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, ..."

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