of the Family Equidae
Cladogram of the modern species of the family equidae, genus Equus
Modified from MacFadden 1999.
fossil record of the family Equidae boasts at least three dozen genera, only
one genus, Equus, has survived to the present (MacFadden 1999). Two
hundred and thirty species of the genus Equus have been named, but
only six to eight of these have survived into recent times, the number being
subject to debate among different classification schemes (MacFadden 1999).
Links to descriptions of the modern species of Equus are found