Miohippus annectens and Capacikala gradatus

Black & white coloring page of a stream with two Miohippus splashing and a Capacikala on the bank.
Miohippus was a small, three-toed relative of modern horses. They had longer legs and larger teeth than earlier horses and were able to run quickly and evade predators in the more open landscapes. Their larger teeth helped them grind tough vegetation. Capacikala was a small member of the beaver family that did not live in water or cut down trees. Named “burrowing beavers,” they used their claws and chisel-like front teeth to dig burrows in the soft soils. They lived more like modern gophers.

Last updated: December 15, 2017

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