I apologize in advance for the length; I didn't want to cut it down any more than this, because horse evolution has been oversimplified too many times already.I wanted people to see some of the detail and complexity of the fossil record of a fairly well known vertebrate group.As new fossils were discovered, though, it became clear that the old model of horse evolution was a serious oversimplification.The ancestors of the modern horse Overall, the horse family demonstrates the diversity of evolutionary mechanisms, and it would be misleading -- and would be a real pity -- to reduce it to an oversimplified straight-line diagram.The sequence of horse fossils that Marsh described (and that T. Huxley popularized) was a striking example of evolution taking place in a single lineage.Here, one could see the fossil species "Eohippus" transformed into an almost totally different-looking (and very familiar) descendent, Equus, through a series of clear intermediates.
The Order of Things: An Archaeology of Human Sciences. https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Anatomy_and_Physiology_of_Animals/The_Skeleton Accesed: April 9, 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_organisms_by_chromosome_count Accessed: August 31, 2013. "Self-assembling Peptide Scaffolds Promote Enamel Remineralization." 2007. Novik, Jeff The Calorie Density Approach to Nutrition and Lifelong Weight Management. Such exhibits focussed attention on the horse family not only as evidence for evolution per se, but also specifically as a model of evolution, with Equus being the "goal" of equine evolution.This story of the horse family was soon included in all biology textbooks.Biologists and interested laypeople were justifiably excited.Some years later, the American Museum of Natural History assembled a famous exhibit of these fossil horses, designed to show gradual evolution from "Eohippus" (now called Hyracotherium) to modern Equus.The word science comes from the Latin for knowledge, but in modern English it means a very specific kind of knowledge, and implies a method of obtaining knowledge. Accessed: June 26, 2018 Field, Michelle and Tori Saneda. Figure 1a Baby LLC another good summary of the scientific method Here are a few terms to clarify: law vs. Accessed: August 20, 201 Evans, Vanessa & Gill, David & Kümpel, Noëlle. "Scoping the feasibility of potential alternatives to bushmeat hunting in Equatorial Guinea: a literature review and key informant perspectives." 10.13140/RG.2.1.4615.5123.