Hipparion

Hipparion

Description

Hipparion (Greek, “pony”) is an extinct genus of horse living in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa during the Miocene through Pleistocene ~23 Mya—781,000 years ago, existing for 22 million years.

Its habitat or biome would be that of non-forested, grassy plains, shortgrass prairie or steppes.

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Scientific classification

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Perissodactyla
  • Family: Equidae
  • Genus: Hipparion
    De Christol, 1832

Species

  • H. concudense Pirlot, 1956
  • H. dietrichi Wehrli, 1941
  • H. fissurae Crusafont and Sondaar, 1971
  • H. forcei Richey, 1948
  • H. laromae Pesquero et al., 2006
  • H. lufengense Sun, 2013
  • H. molayanense Zouhri, 1992
  • H. philippus Koufos & Vlachou, 2016