Fossil discovery offers clues to ancient past of horses, rhinos

November 25, 2014 4:18 PM

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Fossil discovery offers clues to ancient past of horses, rhinos

Back when the Indian subcontinent was still an island—before it joined what is now the rest of Asia—it was home to ancestors of today's horses and rhinoceroses, a new study suggests.

Both modern animals are members of a biological order known as Perissodactyla, or "odd-toed ungulates," so named because their hind feet have an odd number of toes, Johns Hopkins University news notes.

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