Fossil Horses--Evidence for Evolution

  title={Fossil Horses--Evidence for Evolution},
  author={Bruce J. MacFadden},
  pages={1728 - 1730}
The modern day horse Equus is a beloved icon but also, thanks to its many fossil relatives, has proved valuable for understanding macroevolution (that is, the long-term evolution of species). In his Perspective, MacFadden discusses fossil evidence supporting a branching family tree for the Family Equidae and points out why horse fossils have been beneficial for understanding evolution. 
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