Off to the Races

Off to the Races (HM24VO)

Location: Wall, SD 57790 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 46.319', W 102° 0.228'

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Horses have adapted in North America over millions of years. As woodlands changed to grasslands, the dog-sized, primitive horses gradually evolved into the lineage that led to the modern-day horse.

Mesohippus was the first three-toed horse; ancestors to earlier horses had five toes. This is one of the adaptions allowing Mesohippus to have a greater chance of survival on open scrublands.



Horse

Mesohippus

Mesohippus, a three-toed horse, lived in open woodlands here 30 to 37 million years ago. It is an ancestor of the modern-day horse.
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HM NumberHM24VO
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Placed ByBadlands National Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 10:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 741140 N 4850911
Decimal Degrees43.77198333, -102.00380000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 46.319', W 102° 0.228'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 46' 19.14" N, 102° 0' 13.68" W
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Area Code(s)605
Closest Postal AddressAt or near SD-240, Wall SD 57790, US
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