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4 million-year-old fossil horse plugs gap in equine evolution

From: The Hindu Researchers have discovered a new species of fossil horse that lived 4.4 million years ago in Ethiopia, a discovery that fills a gap in the evolutionary history of horses. About the size of a small zebra, Eurygnathohippus woldegabrieli had three-toed hooves and grazed the grasslands and shrubby woods in the Afar Region, Full Article

Oldest DNA Ever Decoded Done on 700,000-Year-Old Horse (Video)

It is amazing what biologists are able to do. Under perfect conditions, DNA can remain intact for no more than 6.8 million years. The permafrost where the animal was ...Full Article