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Re: New guy

In a message dated 96-02-07 16:47:46 EST, eohippus@uts.cc.utexas.edu (David
J. Froehlich) writes:

>>I couldn't care less about _Hyracotherium_ and _Equus_.
>>But--don't tell me they're in the _same family_?!
>Actually they are not.  Hyracotherium is a basal paleothere while the North
>American forms (usually called Hyracotherium or Eohippus or Protorohippus or
>???) are equids (so they probably aren't in the same "family")

Actually, my refrain about not caring about horsies is not quite correct. I
even spent money to buy Bruce McFadden's excellent book, which I highly
recommend. So I do care--a little, anyway. Nice to see that the paleotheres
haven't been neglected.