Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758

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AnimaliaPerissodactylaEquidaeEquus

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Full Name

Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758

Common names

Taxonomic status

Unknown species

Published in

Syst. Nat. , 10th ed. vol. 1 p. 73

Remarks

Reviewed by Bennett and Hoffman (1999, Mammalian Species, 628). Recent caballine horses have been assigned to two different species, E. caballus (or ferus) and E. przewalskii, but many authors now include przewalskii in caballus; see Corbet (1978c:194), Groves (1974a), Bennett (1980), and Bennett and Hoffman (1999). Gromov and Baranova (1981:333-334) continued to recognize two species, gmelini (= ferus) and przewalskii. Groves (1971b) and Corbet (1978c:194) proposed that ferus (the Tarpan) replace caballus, objecting to the use of specific names based on domestic animals. Gentry et al. (1996) proposed that majority usage be confirmed by adoption of the first available specific name based on a wild population for the wild taxon, in this case deemed to be E. ferus. It has not been demonstrated that most authors have termed wild horses E. ferus rather than E. caballus or ... [truncated]

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kingdom
Animalia
phylum
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class
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order
Perissodactyla
family
Equidae
genus
Equus
species
Equus caballus
 
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