Was Equus cedralensis a Non-Stilt Legged Horse? Taxonomical Implications for the Mexican Pleistocene Horses

  title={Was Equus cedralensis a Non-Stilt Legged Horse? Taxonomical Implications for the Mexican Pleistocene Horses},
  author={Eduardo Jim{\'e}nez-Hidalgo and Roberto D{\'i}az-Sibaja},
  pages={284 - 288}
Equus cedralensis is a small-sized Pleistocene Mexican horse species that has a very similar occlusal pattern and size to those of Haringtonhippus francisci (= Equus francisci ), but it can be distinguished from the latter because it is a not stilt-legged equid. We performed multivariate and univariate analyses of metatarsals of stilt- and stout-legged equid species to determine if E. cedralensis was a non-stilt legged horse. Our results indicated that E. cedralensis is a stilt-legged horse and… 

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