Horse tooth

Description
Donated by the British Association for Advancement of Science committee. Horses moved into southern Britain during the last interglacial, known as the Ipswichian, before the present interglacial we are living through spanning the entire Holocene epoch. They might have looked similar to Exmoor ponies in size. The presence of horse teeth and bones in Devon caves is probably the result of scavenging and hunting by hyenas. This one was found at Kents Cavern. Pengelly number 5406.
Accession Loan No.
31/2006/51
Simple Name
fossil: mammal
Full Name
EQUIDAE: Equus caballus (Linnaeus,1758): horse
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Geology Period
Pleistocene 1.8 – 10,000
Common Name
horse tooth
Family
EQUIDAE
Genus
Equus
Species
caballus
Phylum
CHORDATA
Collection Class
Fossils
Collection Contintent
Europe
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Town
Torquay
Collection County
Devon
Family Group

Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:56
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:11

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