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Eurohippus with fetus.PNG
E. messelensis fossil with fetus (encircled)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Eurohippus
Franzen, 2006
  • Propalaeotherium parvulum
  • Propalaeotherium messelensis
E. parvulus model

Eurohippus is an extinct genus of equid ungulate.[1] Its species were long considered part of Propalaeotherium and Lophiotherium.[2] A pregnant specimen was described in 2015.[3][4]


  1. ^ Franzen, J. L. (2006). "Eurohippus n.g., a new genus of horses from the Middle to Late Eocene of Europe". Senckenbergiana Lethaea. 86: 97–102. doi:10.1007/BF03043638.
  2. ^ Franzen, J. L. (2006). "Eurohippus parvulus parvulus (Mammalia, Equidae) aus der Grube Prinz von Hessen bei Darmstadt (Süd-Hessen, Deutschland)". Senckenbergiana Lethaea. 86 (2): 265–269. doi:10.1007/BF03043493.
  3. ^ Franzen, J. L.; Aurich, C.; Habersetzer, J. (2015). "Description of a Well Preserved Fetus of the European Eocene Equoid Eurohippus messelensis". PLOS ONE. 10 (10): e0137985. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137985. PMC 4622040. PMID 26445456.
  4. ^ "47-Million-Year-Old Pregnant Mare Sheds Light on Ancient Horses by Laura Geggel". livescience. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2015.