Western horse skeleton - ROM2007_9425_1


Western horse skeleton

Geography: USA, California: Los Angelos, Rancho La Brea
Date: Received on exchange in 1937
length=274; width=61; height=152 cm
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassMammalia
    • OrderPerissodactyla
    • FamilyEquidae
    • GenusEquus
    • SpecificEpithetoccidentalis
Object number: 1143
On view
DescriptionMost of the history of the horse lineage took place in North America. Only when North and South America were connected by the Isthmus of Panama, about 3 million years ago, could horses colonise South America. This North American species, the Western Horse, resembled modern zebras in tooth structure, but we don’t know whether it had stripes.
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