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Equus skeleton Equus

Equus is the only surviving genus in the once diverse family of horses. Domesticated about 3,000 years ago, the horse had a profound impact on human history in areas such as migration, farming, warfare, sport, communication and travel.

Where & When? Species of Equus lived from 5 million years ago until the present. Living species include horses, asses, and zebras. Fossils of Equus are found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica.

skull The skull of the Leisey Equus was reassembled for the FLMNH by the talented team of Steve and Sue Hutchins.

Equus means 'horse'
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