Equinae

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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.

Equinae
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
Tribes

Equini
Hipparionini

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

Sister taxaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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