Equus alaskae

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Equus alaskae
Temporal range: 2.588–0.009 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Subgenus: incertae sedis
E. alaskae
Binomial name
Equus alaskae

Equus alaskae was a Pleistocene species of horse, now extinct, that inhabited North America.[3][4]

Fossils found from Alaska to Mexico have been identified as Equus alaskae, and it has been referred to as the most common equid in the southwest of North America.[5] The species was medium to small-sized, around the dimensions of a cowpony.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ M. C. Winans. 1989. A quantitative study of the North American fossil species of the genus Equus. The evolution of perissodactyls 262-297 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]
  2. ^ a b "†Equus alaskae Winans 1989 (horse)" (html). Fossilworks. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Fossilworks: Equus alaskae". fossilworks.org. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  4. ^ Lucas, Spencer G.; Zidek, Jiri (1993-01-01). Vertebrate Paleontology in New Mexico: Bulletin 2. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
  5. ^ a b MacNeish, Richard S.; Liddy, Jane G. (2003-01-01). Pendejo Cave. UNM Press. ISBN 9780826324054.
  6. ^ Teresa Alberdi, Arroyo-Cabrales, Marín-Leyva, Alberdi Polaco, María, Joaquín, Alejandro H., and Oscar J. (April 28, 2014). "Study of Cedral Horses and their place in the Mexican Quaternary" (PDF). Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)