Three-Toed Horse

Parahippus leonensis


Fossil Parahippus Horse Tooth from Florida

Parahippus leonensis was a three-toed horse species that was about the size of a medium dog and a relative of the modern horse.  This small prehistoric horse was estimated to have had an average lifespan of 9 years and weighing in at 160lbs. (72.5kg). It dates back 18-19 Million Years ago (Middle Hemingfordian) and is from the early Miocene Period of Florida.



Fossil Parahippus Upper Maxilla from Florida

Parahippus means “side horse”. They had three toes and the side toes were less prominent.  Of the prehistoric horses in North America, a number of these horse fossils have been found in Florida's Miocene Deposits.  It is one of the many Miocene land mammals of Florida and was common food for the Bear-Dog carnivores.


Fossil Parahippus Horse Tooth
Prehistoric Horse Tooth Picture
Three-Toed Horse, Parahippus, from the Florida Miocene.

A primitive horse with medium height teeth, it was a low-crowned browser.  This prehistoric horse would eat a wide range of grasses and leaves.





Fossil Horse Jaw section with Teeth, Parahippus

Parahippus leonensis is the most commonly found horse fossil at the Thomas Farm Miocene site, in Florida, and may be the missing link between the Prehistoric Forest Horse and the modern plains-dwelling horses.  One of the many prehistoric horses in Florida.


Three-Toed Prehistoric Horses go extinct about 2.1 Million Years ago.


Parahippus Horse Fossils for Sale

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Three-Toed Prehistoric Horse Teeth Fossils for Sale

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Parahippus Horse Molar or Tooth for Sale

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Prehistoric Horse Molar or Tooth for Sale

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Prehistoric Horse Tooth Fossil for Sale

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Prehistoric Horse Molar or Tooth for Sale

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Prehistoric Horse Jaw w/ Tooth for Sale

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Miocene Fossil Horse Tooth or Molar for Sale

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Early Horse Fossil Teeth Parahippus maxilla

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