Equus excelsus Leidy, 1858



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Allozebra excelsus Leidy, 1858


Conservation Status

Extinct if valid

Last record: Late Pleistocene?





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89


Other references:

Azzaroli, A. (1998). The genus Equus in North America: The Pleistocene species = Le genre Equus en Amérique du Nord - Les espèces du Pléistocène. Palaeontographia Italica 85: 1-60. [Abstract]

Bravo-Cuevas, Victor Manuel and Jiménez-Hidalgo, Eduardo. (2018). Advances on the Paleobiology of Late Pleistocene mammals from central and southern Mexico, pp. 277-313. In: Huard, Gaeten and Gareau, Jeannine (eds.). The Pleistocene: Geography, Geology, and Fauna. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Kirkland, Henry, Jr., Michael Davis, Janet Wood, Dustin Devine, and Kyle Giblet. (1997). Some Late Pleistocene Fossils from Washita Local Fauna. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 77: 113-115.


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