Monchino

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Monchino
Alternative names Monchinu
Country of origin Spain, Cantabria
Equus ferus caballus

The Monchino[1] or Monchinu is a breed of horse indigenous to the Valle de Guriezo in the Cantabria region of northern Spain, but extending into neighbouring Biscay province.[1] It is listed in the Official Catalogue of Livestock Breeds of Spain (Catálogo Oficial de Razas de Ganado de España) in the group of autochthonous breeds in danger of extinction.[2] The word monchinu means highlander, from the mountains, in Cantabrian.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Tupac-Yupanqui et al. (2011), "Caracterización genética del caballo monchino y su relación con otras razas autóctonas españolas", Arch. Zootec. (in Spanish) 60 (231): 425–428, retrieved 2011-10-19 
  2. ^ "Ganaderia: Clasificación de Razas". Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino. (in Spanish). Retrieved Apr 2011. 
  3. ^ Seiliez (1999). "Breve presentación de la raza Betizu". Naturzale. (in español) (14): 67–72. Retrieved 2012-10-25.