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

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scientific name

Equus
status

 

Equus sp. A

According to its metapodials and first phalanges (Annexe: Tables 3-7), this species was probably not taller but certainly more robust than E. nalaikhaensis . We estimate its body mass at about 490 kg. The metacarpals are similar in size and proportions (Fig. 15) to some specimens collected in northeastern Siberia, near the Chukochya River in deposits of early and late Olyorian age ( Sher 1986, 1987). The metatarsals also resemble specimens of early Olyorian (Fig. 16). The basilar length of the skull is estimated at about 570 mm (Fig. 4).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Perissodactyla

Family

Equidae