[ hˌa͡ɪɹɐkəðˈi͡əɹɪəm], [ hˌaɪɹɐkəðˈiəɹɪəm], [ h_ˌaɪ_ɹ_ɐ_k_ə_ð_ˈiə_ɹ_ɪ__ə_m]
How to use "Hyracotherium" in context?
The hyracotherium was an extinct genus of antelopes, that evolved during the early Eocene. They were very large animals, with some species growing to a height of over two and a half metres. They had a long neck and long slender legs, and were capable of sprinting at over sixty kilometers an hour. The Hyracotherium lived in Africa and South Asia during the Eocene, and were probably dominant large land animals at the time. There are only a handful of specimens of the Hyracotherium left, and most of what we know about them comes from excavations of their fossilized remains.
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