Equus, Linnaeus, 1758

Eisenmann, Véra & Kuznetsova, Tatiana, 2004, Early Pleistocene equids (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) of Nalaikha, Mongolia, and the emergence of modern Equus Linnaeus, 1758, Geodiversitas 26 (3), pp. 535-561 : 535-561

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4665214

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/B97187C4-FFDE-FF9E-B94E-2176303A72B7

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scientific name

Equus
status

 

Equus sp. B

According to the only entire bones – the first phalanges (Annexe: Table 5) –, Equus sp. B was both taller and more robust than E. nalaikhaensis . Its body mass may be estimated at about 600 kg, close to the estimated weight of E. cf. suessenbornensis of Akhalkalaki, Georgia ( Vekua 1986), and the basilar length of the skull at more than 600 mm (Fig. 4). The fragmentary metapodials (Figs 17; 18)

First anterior phalanges:

h

.

E. nalaikhaensis and wild asses

. 0,150

E

from 0,100 E . nalaikhaensis, no No. differences onager -0,050 0,050 0,000 MU MU 1963 1952- - 29 133

Log -0,100

7 1 3 4 5 6 14 10 12

First anterior phalanges:

h

.

E. nalaikhaensis and Onager

. 0,150

E

from 0,100

differences

onager -0,050 0,000 0,050 E HA. nalaikhaensis 7158, No. 14 Log -0,100

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First posterior phalanges: E. nalaikhaensis ,

Grevy's zebra and wild ass

0,200

.

h

.

E

0,150

from 0,100 E . nalaikhaensis, 3747-500 differences onager 0,050 0,000 MU BL 30253 1965-113

Log -0,050

-0,100

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First posterior phalanges:

E. nalaikhaensis and Onager

.

h

0,200

.

E 0,150

from 0,100

differences

onager 0,000 0,050 E HA. nalaikhaensis 7621, No. 15 Log -

-

0,050

0,100

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are slightly smaller but resemble some of those collected in northeastern Siberia and tentatively referred to E. verae Sher, 1971 and a fragmentary MCIII of the early Pleistocene Sergeevo Formation of Kuznetsk Basin referred to E. cf. suessenbornensis ( Foronova 1998, 2001).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Perissodactyla

Family

Equidae