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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Subfamily: Equinae

Equinae is a subfamily of the family Equidae, which lived worldwide (except Indonesia and Australia) from the Hemingfordian stage of the Early Miocene to present (20.6—0 mya) and in existence for approximately

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Equinae was named by Steinmann and Döderlein in 1890 and was considered monophyletic by MacFadden (1998).[2]


The subfamily contains to tribes the Equini and the Hipparionini as well as two unplaced genera Merychippus and Scaphohippus.

Sister taxa

Anchitheriinae, Hyracotheriinae


  1. Paleobiology Database: Equinae basic info.
  2. B. J. MacFadden. 1998. Equidae. In C. M. Janis, K. M. Scott, and L. L. Jacobs (eds.), Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America


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