genus Equus


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Related to genus Equus: family Equidae
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Noun1.genus Equus - type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidaegenus Equus - type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Equidae, family Equidae - horses; asses; zebras; extinct animals
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
ass - hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
domestic ass, donkey, Equus asinus - domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn
mule - hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; usually sterile
hinny - hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass; usually sterile; "a hinny has a gentler disposition than a mule"
wild ass - any of several equine mammals of Asia and northeast Africa
zebra - any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equines
Equus quagga, quagga - mammal of South Africa that resembled a zebra; extinct since late 19th century
References in periodicals archive ?
Looking at the ranges and ecology of various zebras and other members of the genus Equus undermines, for example, the notions that stripes camouflage animals in woods or dazzle big predators into misjudging prey movements and flubbing an attack.
A quantitative study of North American fossil species of the genus Equus.
1998: The genus Equus in North America--The Pleistocene species.