Equus conversidens Owen 1869 (horse)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae

Alternative combinations: Asinus conversidens, Equus (Hemionus) conversidens

Synonyms: Equus barcenaei Cope 1884, Equus barcenoei Cope 1884, Onager zoyatalis Mooser 1959

Belongs to Equus according to W. W. Dalquest 1979

See also Carranza-Castaneda and Miller 1987, Cisneros 2005, Cope 1884, Cope 1893, Dalquest 1964, Dalquest and Hughes 1965, Gidley 1901, Harris 1993, Hay 1902, Hibbard 1955, Hibbard 1955, Hibbard and Taylor 1960, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Lundelius and Stevens 1970, Miller 1976, Mooser and Dalquest 1975, Morgan and Rinehart 2007, Quinn 1957, Skinner 1942, Skinner and Hibbard 1972, Slaughter 1966 and Winans 1989

Sister taxa: Equus (Amerhippus), Equus (Dolichohippus), Equus (Hemionus), Equus (Hesperohippus), Equus (Hippotigris), Equus (Sussemionus), Equus africanus, Equus alaskae, Equus asinus, Equus australis, Equus caballus, Equus calobatus, Equus capensis, Equus coliemensis, Equus complicatus, Equus excelsus, Equus fraternus, Equus fromanius, Equus giganteus, Equus hatcheri, Equus holmesi, Equus idahoensis, Equus intermedius, Equus jubatus, Equus laurentius, Equus leidyi, Equus major, Equus mexicanus, Equus nalaikhaensis, Equus nevadanus, Equus niobrarensis, Equus nobisi, Equus pacificus, Equus parastylidens, Equus pectinatus, Equus przewalskii, Equus pseudaltidens, Equus quagga, Equus santaeelenae, Equus scotti, Equus semiplicatus, Equus stenonis, Equus tabeti, Equus taeniopus, Equus yunnanensis, Equus zebra, Equus (Asinus) kiang, Asinus africanus, Onager onager, Plesippus francescana, Equus (Plesippus) crenidens

Type specimens:

  • Equus conversidens: IGM 403, a partial skull ( the maxillaries and part of the palate, with right and left P2-M3, of a small young adult horse)
  • Equus barcenaei: Its type locality is Tequixquiac, which is in a Pliocene terrestrial horizon in Mexico.
  • Onager zoyatalis:

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer


• Quaternary of Canada (9: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan collections), El Salvador (1), Guatemala (1), Mexico (7), Panama (1), United States (19: California, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Blancan of Mexico (1)

Total: 39 collections each including a single occurrence

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