Horse bone

Description
This horse leg bone was found at Kents Cavern. Horse’s legs are adapted for running, and the unusual arrangement of a horse’s limb bones enables them to reach great speed. 50 million years ago the ancestors of modern horses would have been small and had more than one toe on each leg. Over millions of years the horse has evolved to walk on just a single toe.
Accession Loan No.
31/2006/708b
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 bone
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

Dimensions
whole length 220 mm; whole W 45 mm; whole H 30 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:56
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:10

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