geographic distribution of an extinct equid (equus hydruntinus: mammalia, equidae) revealed by morphological and genetical analyses of fossils.equus hydruntinus inhabited europe and the middle east for more than 300 000 years. for a long time, palaeontological data failed to place e. hydruntinus into the equid phylogenetic tree, confronted with the fact that it shares primitive equus characters with both zebras and asses, and derived characters with asses and hemiones. however, the study of a recently discovered skull points to a relationship with hemiones. extraction of dna from ancient samples from crimea (e. hydruntinus) and iran (e ...200616780426
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