Fossil horse skeleton - ROM2007_9425_1


Fossil horse skeleton

Place Collected
North America, USA, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 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: ROMVP01143
On view
Gallery Location:Reed Family Gallery of the Age of Mammals, South America, North American Immigrants, Horse
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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