Fossil horse skeleton - ROM2007_9425_36

ROM2007_9425_36

Fossil horse skeleton

Place Collected
(Object)
:
North America, USA, Idaho, Gooding County, Hagerman
Date: Received on exchange in 1933
Dimensions:
length=217; width=64; height=159 cm
Taxonomy
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • Kingdom: Animalia
    • Phylum: Chordata
    • Class: Mammalia
    • Order: Perissodactyla
    • Family: Equidae
    • Genus: Equus
    • SpecificEpithet: simplicidens
Object number: ROMVP00338
On view
Gallery Location:Reed Family Gallery of the Age of Mammals, Ice Ages, Horse, Equus
DescriptionThe fossil record shows that the horse lineage appeared in North America early in the Age of Mammals. Horses were important members of the ecosystem throughout the Age of Mammals - they became extinct in North America at the end of the Pleistocene, but survived in Europe and Asia. The horse displayed here represents one of North America's last Pleistocene species.
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