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The Miocene was a time of drastic change in environment, with woodlands transforming into grass plains. Merychippus was tallest equine to have existed in Miocene. lived in groups. Its muzzle was longer, jaw deeper, and eyes wider apart than any other horse-like animal to date. The brain was also much larger, making it smarter and more agile. Merychippus was the first equine to have the distinctive head shape of today's horses.

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