Equus conversidens

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Equus conversidens
Temporal range: Pleistocene–0.009
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Equus conversidens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Species: E. conversidens
Binomial name
Equus conversidens
Owen, 1863
  • Equus alaskae
  • Equus semiplicatus[1]

Equus conversidens (Owen 1869), or the Mexican horse, was a Pleistocene species of horse, now extinct, that inhabited North America.[2]

Fossils found in Mexico, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Florida have been identified as Equus conversidens.[2] In January 1963, a partial skeleton of Equus conversidens was found in the city of Canyon, Texas in a white clay bed during the excavation of a basement. [2] The species was medium to small-sized.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "†Equus conversidens Owen 1869—Mexican Horse". University of Texas at El Paso. Retrieved May 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Walter W. Dalquest and Jack T. Hughes, “The Pleistocene Horse, Equus conversidens,” American Midland Naturalist. Vol. 74, No. 2 (Oct., 1965), pp. 408-417 Published by: The University of Notre Dame. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2423270.