Members of the family Equidae
are the only known natural reservoir of Equine Infectious Anemia Virus (EIAV) (Issel et al.
Fossil Horses, Systematics, Paleobiology and Evolution of the Family Equidae
A large herbivore adapted for running, the horse, Equus caballus, is a mammal of the family Equidae
, order Perissodactyla.
It is the F1 end of the family equidae
, but it is still a horse, with all the traits and instincts of the species.
Fossil horses: Systematics, paleobiology and evolution of the family Equidae
Although animals of the order Perissodactyla, family Equidae
, have previously been considered not susceptible to ovine herpesvirus 2 (OvHV-2), we show that horses may be infected by this virus.
The general appearances of the studied specimens with lophs/lophids and enamel plications assCiate them to family Equidae
Fossil Horses--Systematics, Paleobiology, and Evolution of the Family Equidae