Equini

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Equini
Temporal range: Early Miocene–present
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Subfamily: Equinae
Tribe: Equini

Equini is a tribe of herbivorous mammals of the subfamily Equinae, family Equidae, which has lived worldwide (except Australia) since the Hemingfordian stage of the Early Miocene to present (20.6—0 mya) and in existence for approximately 20.6 million years.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

Equini was named by Gray in 1821 and was considered monophyletic by MacFadden (1998).[2]

Subtaxa[edit]

Astrohippus, Calippus, Dinohippus, Equus (synonymized with Allozebra, Asinus, Onager, Plesippus, Neohippus, Equus semiplicatus, Equus tau), Hippidion, Onohippidium, Pliohippus, Protohippus (synonymized with Eoequus).

Sister taxa[edit]

Hipparionini (synonymized with Cormohipparion)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paleobiology Database: Equini 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