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Equinae is a subfamily of the family Equidae, which have lived worldwide (except Indonesia and Australia) from the Hemingfordian stage of the Early Miocene (20 million years ago) onwards.[1] They are thought to be a monophyletic grouping.[2] Members of the subfamily are referred to as equines; the only extant equines are the horses, asses, and zebras of the genus Equus.

Temporal range: Early Miocene–present
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Przewalski's horse
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Subfamily: Equinae
Steinmann and Döderlein in 1890


The subfamily contains two tribes, the Equini and the Hipparionini, as well as two unplaced genera Merychippus and Scaphohippus.

Sister taxaEdit


  1. ^ Paleobiology Database: Equinae basic info.
  2. ^ B. J. MacFadden. 1998. Equidae. In C. M. Janis, K. M. Scott, and L. L. Jacobs (eds.), Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America