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Equidae


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The horse family and its extinct ancestors. Living species include the domesticated horse, Equus caballus; the donkey, E. asinus; and three species of zebras. The earliest horse genus in the fossil record is Hyracotherium (q.v.). See Classification, Mammalia, Perissodactyla; horse; horse-donkey hybrids.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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