Equus lambei Hay, 1917

Yukon horse, Yukon wild horse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct if valid

Last record: c.8,000 BC



North America


Biology & Ecology










Irena Axmanová, Jan Robovský, Lubomír Tichý, Jiří Danihelka, Elena Troeva, Albert Protopopov and Milan Chytrý. (2020). Habitats of Pleistocene megaherbivores reconstructed from the frozen fauna remains. Ecography 43: 1-11.

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Ann Forstén, 1992. Mitochondrial-DNA timetable and the evolution of Equus: Comparison of molecular and paleontological evidence. Ann. Zool. Fennici 28: 301-309.

Cirilli, Omar, Machado, H., Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Barrón-Ortiz, C. I., Davis, E., Jass, C. N., Jukar, A. M., Landry, Z., Marín-Leyva, A. H., Pandolfi, L., Pushkina, D., Rook, L., Saarinen, J., Scott, E., Semprebon, G., Strani, F., Villavicencio, N. A., Kaya, F. and Bernor, R. L. (2022). Evolution of the Family Equidae, Subfamily Equinae, in North, Central and South America, Eurasia and Africa during the Plio-Pleistocene. Biology 11(9): 1258.

Harington, C. R. (1977). Pleistocene mammals of the Yukon Territory. Ph.D. thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton. 1060 pp.

Jackson, Lionel E. Jnr. et al. (1991). Middle Wisconsinan mammals, stratigraphy, and sedimentology at the Ketza River site, Yukon Territory. Geographie physique et Quaternaire 45(1): 69-77.

Renders, E. and Vincelette, A. (2023). Methodology for the determination of modern and fossil horse gaits from trackways. Journal of Paleontological Techniques 27: 1-25.


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