This taxon may be invalid (Equus occidentalis is a synonym for Equus (Dolichohippus) simplicidens).
|Skeleton in Carnegie Museum of Natural History|
This species represents the larger end of the prehistoric horse spectrum – it was about the size of a mustang, weighing up to 519 kilograms (1,144 lb). It was a stoutly built animal and resembled the extinct quagga or the modern plains zebra, although it was not a close relative to either of these.
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